Louisiana’s Taxpayer-Funded Public Employee Contracts Could be Opened to Public Scrutiny

Louisiana’s Taxpayer-Funded Public Employee Contracts Could be Opened to Public Scrutiny

April 10, 2012
Originally published in The Pelican Post

From Kevin Mooney's article in The Pelican Post:

Even with the compromise, Vincent Vernuccio, a labor counsel with the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), believes that Rep. Ligi’s bill could potentially spark a larger national movement in favor of bringing transparency to collective bargaining.

“Sunshine is the best antiseptic,” he said “Rep. Ligi’s bill will allow taxpayers to know how their money is being spent. The backdoor deals and the vicious circle between union bosses and the politicians they support help the bosses win more dues and the politicians with more campaign contributions from organized labor. Everyone wins except for the taxpayers who are stuck paying the bill. Ligi’s bill will bring this process in the open and protect citizens against the special interests.”