The Center for Public Integrity on Thursday chided Gov. Bobby Jindal for touting the state’s new financial disclosure law as “the strongest in the nation.” He’s mentioned the center often and in high profile settings. The organization pops up in his official biography, during interviews with the national media, in a speech to the Legislature and in his writings.
However, in a blog entitled “Governor Bobby Jindal Spins the Center’s Work,” the center accused Jindal of exaggeration.
Louisiana’s new financial disclosure law received 99 out of 100 possible points on a survey by the center in February. In a previous survey, the state garnered 43 points. The new law expands financial disclosure requirements for public officials. Thousands of officials now must detail their finances.
COMMENTARY: Is this the same bunch of national journalists who ignored all negative stories about our President- Elect?