Louisiana lawmakers stall public records debate

From The Town Talk:   Louisiana lawmakers complain that they can’t get certain information from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration and that a provision they wrote into public records law in 2009 has been wrongly applied to other agencies.

Yet the discussion of tweaking the law to address worries that too many items are kept secret from the public about their government and their tax dollars came up only once during the recently-ended legislative session.

And it was quickly squelched because of opposition from Jindal’s office.

So the law remains the same, and the only way people can complain if they are denied access to documents is the expensive and burdensome one: to file a lawsuit.