State of Louisiana secondary Archives: on Government Reform

Foster Campbell: Ban gifts to legislators; increase access to public records

Gubernatorial candidate Foster Campbell said he will pressure the Louisiana Legislature to pass significant ethics reform legislation in 2008 when he is elected governor. Campbell, a Public Service Commissioner and long-time State Senator, said he supports the movement by the LA Ethics 1 coalition and Blueprint Louisiana to require financial disclosure by legislators and other officials.

"It's past time for Louisiana citizens to know how their elected officials earn their living and to make sure that their decisions are based on the welfare of the state, not on their own financial situation," Campbell said. "We have a reputation as a state where people with power corrupt the system to pursue their own goals," he said. "Financial disclosure is a good and necessary step in getting rid of that reputation."

Campbell said that as governor he will propose legislation banning gifts to legislators, providing stronger protection to whistleblowers and increasing access to public records.

Source: 2016 La. Senate campaign website press release Jul 5, 2007

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