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Sunday, May 24, 2009

La. governor backs loosely drawn bill

Opponents of the open records bill recently approved by the Louisiana Senate say the measure could cause more harm than good, the AP reported. Gov. Bobby Jindal approves of the bill, which is not as strong as previous versions and protects records relating to the "deliberative process" of the governor and his "internal staff."
Louisiana's Senate has approved legislation aimed at making more of the governor's records public but an opponent says the bill contains a loophole keeping many documents secret.

Gov. Bobby Jindal backed the bill, approved Wednesday, as an alternative to another measure that would have made the governor's office subject to the same open records law as other state agencies.

The bill, which goes next to the House, keeps under wraps records relating to the "deliberative process" of the governor and his "internal staff."

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