public records http://wwno.org en New Bill to Increase Executive Transparency http://wwno.org/post/new-bill-increase-executive-transparency <img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/Louisiana_State_Capitol_Building.jpg" alt="" /><p>After running on a platform of increased transparency, the Gov. Bobby Jindal has relied on a law that shields gubernatorial documents from public view to dodge open records requests from the press.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/02/020613_Bill_to_Open_Govr_Records_KCWrap.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:57:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 28714 at http://wwno.org Education dept. again turns down records request http://wwno.org/post/education-dept-again-turns-down-records-request <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">After saying last August that a public records request would be fulfilled, Louisiana's education department is again refusing to provide The Associated Press with records on how schools were chosen to participate in Gov. Bobby Jindal's new statewide voucher program.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:05:25 +0000 Kevin McGill | The Associated Press 21094 at http://wwno.org Lawsuits challenge shielding of state records http://wwno.org/post/lawsuits-challenge-shielding-state-records <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is facing court challenges over attempts to keep records from the public.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">At issue is the use of a public records exemption successfully pushed by Jindal and added to state law during his first term.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:15:05 +0000 MELINDA DESLATTE | The Associated Press 19799 at http://wwno.org Jindal budget office refuses to provide records http://wwno.org/post/jindal-budget-office-refuses-provide-records <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Gov. Bobby Jindal&#39;s budget office won&#39;t provide most of its records tied to the state&#39;s alternative fuel vehicle tax credit program and a controversial ruling about qualifying vehicles that was rescinded by the governor.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:15:21 +0000 MELINDA DESLATTE | The Associated Press 16005 at http://wwno.org