Transparency in the News

The issue of transparency continues to gain traction. I recommend two brief and informative articles, one from the Economist and the other from the Atlantic Monthly. Gov. Jindal clearly appreciates the significance of increased transparency. LaTrac is in its early stages, but I believe it will continue to develop into a comprehensive and useful transparency…

Better Than a Bailout: Spending Cuts and Transparency

Last week Gov. Bobby Jindal outlined six fiscal policy reforms that will bring greater flexibility, accountability and transparency to the state budget. Specifically, these reforms will: Raise the cap on cutting budgetary spending units Eliminate the two-year limit on dedicated fund reductions Enhance dedicated fund accountability through performance reviews Enact a four-year sunset for statutorily…