public records http://wrkf.org en Legislators Again Aim for Executive Branch Transparency http://wrkf.org/post/legislators-again-aim-executive-branch-transparency <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><p></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:57:17 +0000 Kelly Connelly 5832 at http://wrkf.org Legislators Again Aim for Executive Branch Transparency Official Use of Private Email Prompts Call for Records Law Revisions http://wrkf.org/post/official-use-private-email-prompts-call-records-law-revisions <p>Top Jindal administration officers used personal email accounts to come up with a media strategy around cuts to Medicaid.</p><p>LSU Mass Communications Professor Craig Freeman says the new revelations point to a need for Louisiana to update its public records laws.</p><p>"We haven’t really, effectively updated public records laws in probably 30 years. But we’re essentially using a 1960’s remedy for a new millennium problem," Freeman said.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:07:45 +0000 Ashley Westerman 3356 at http://wrkf.org Denied Request Could Help Clarify Public Records Exemption http://wrkf.org/post/denied-request-could-help-clarify-public-records-exemption <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; "><span class="BodyCopy" style="line-height: 19px; ">The state Department of Education is again denying a request from the Associated Press for information on how schools were chosen to participate in Governor Jindal's voucher program.</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:53:10 +0000 Ashley Westerman 1149 at http://wrkf.org