Louisiana legislators earn favor in their districts when they secure funding for events and groups, but the end result of such largesse can be a wasteful use of taxpayers money.
Gov. Jindal says that he'll veto such spending unless it addresses true state priorities and is done in an open and transparent manner.
In a letter to lawmakers who chair money committees, the governor said that spending on non-governmental organizations must meet four criteria: it must have statewide or substantial regional impact; it must have been presented or openly discussed during the session; it must be a priority of a state agency, and it must have the proper disclosure form published on-line before it's considered for funding.
Those seem like reasonable demands that should result in better use of state resources.