I guess the answer would be “when they say so”:http://www.wdsu.com/news/18189074/detail.html

So while Governor Jindal “met” with “President Elect Obama”:http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/12/jindal_off_to_meet_obama_at_go.html the public was refused entrance to a public meeting.

It never ceases to amaze me that the public can be held in such disregard. What are they trying to hide?

Access to a pubic meeting of state legislators was denied to the media and preservationists today. The move appears to violate Louisiana’s public meetings law. Tuesday’s tour had been advertised as a public meeting of a legislative health care subcommittee.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...