David Vitter http://wrkf.org en Insight: On Ethics, Things Have Changed, Dilligence Needed to Keep it That Way http://wrkf.org/post/insight-ethics-things-have-changed-dilligence-needed-keep-it-way <p>This week the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana put out a <a href="http://www.parlouisiana.com/explore.cfm/parpublications/commentariesandletters/100102" target="_blank">commentary</a> on state ethics policies.</p><p>PAR President Robert Travis Scott says tweaks are needed to require officials to disclose their reasons when they recuse themselves from a debate or vote. And he says the state needs to be careful not to create an environment ripe for corruption by allowing even modest gifts worth up to $25, as is being considered by the legislature this session.</p><p>The discussion comes in light of former<a href="http://wrkf.org/post/edwin-edwards-draws-spotlight-congressional-campaign-announcement" target="_blank"> Gov. Edwin Edwards, who was convicted of racketeering, announcing a Congressional run </a>and <a href="http://wrkf.org/post/full-audio-state-state-2014" target="_blank">Gov. Bobby Jindal touting his record on ethics reform</a>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:03:52 +0000 Amy Jeffries & Robert Travis Scott 24069 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: Gus Weill, Timothy Muffitt, Dan Borne' http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-gus-weill-timothy-muffitt-dan-borne <p>Gus Weill joins Jim to talk about the latest in Louisiana politics and Sen. David Vitter's possibly entering the 2015 Governor's race.</p><p>The voice of LSU's Tiger Stadium Dan Borne' and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Conductor Timothy Muffitt talks about their collaboration in the "Home for the Holiday" concert starting tonight at the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.brso.org or by calling 225-383-0500.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:04:58 +0000 Jim Engster 19678 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Sally Nungesser, Tony Guarrisco, Erica Crenshaw http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-sally-nungesser-tony-guarrisco-erica-crenshaw <p>Jim chats with Sally Nungesser and Tony Guarrisco about the political futures of Bobby Jindal, David Vitter and Jay Dardenne and where those names fit into Fall elections in 2014 and 2015.</p><p>President and C.E.O of Execute Now Erica Crenshaw talks with Jim about her company and what's new for small businesses and non-profit organizations.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:53:22 +0000 Jim Engster 13091 at http://wrkf.org