Thursday, March 25, 2010

Louisiana Sunshine

Court ruling casting clouds over sunshine laws

March 25th, 2010

It’s our responsibility as citizens to hold public bodies accountable. Pushing back may be our only option.•

I’ve been a journalist for more than a decade, and I can tell you there’s a stark difference between obtaining public access and records in Louisiana than in other states. Officials here know they can get away with skirting scrutiny, and often they do.

This kind of attitude continues to foster a culture where it’s acceptable to dim the sunshine on public figures and their transgressions, and is yet another factor giving way to a culture of corruption.

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