But a shortened speech doesn't stop a determined reporter. Today, Advocate reporter Will Sentell has some details about the proposals, one of the legislators who plan to introduce them, and a couple of the powerful interests backing them.
As for the details, Sentell writes,
Aside from redefining board authority, the package would also:
- Limit board pay to a maximum of $200 per month for rank-and-file members,
down from $800 now.
- Limit the service of local members to 12 years. There is no cap now.
- Toughen nepotism laws.
The author is State Rep. Steve Carter (R-Baton Rouge), and the interests backing the bills are the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and the Council for a Better Louisiana.