National Talk Show Host Tavis Smiley interviews Louisiana Environmental Attorney Stuart H. Smith about his memoir Crude Justice and what is ahead for America's energy crisis on Wed., Feb. 18.
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CVB ignored Public Records Law, spends millions of taxpayer dollars on salaries
White Paper further questions constitutionality of SB 242
It took a year longer than it should have, but Justin Winch of SmithStag LLC finally got access to the public records he sought: the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau’s financial records from 2000 to the present. And what he found was alarming.
The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau spends up to $4.5 million in taxpayer dollars – half the amount allocated by the citizens of this state to the organization already for “tourism marketing” – on salaries for its CEO and multiple Vice-Presidents and other executives. There is no guarantee that the tax money generated by this bill would actually go to “tourism marketing”, for which the tax payers are already providing millions of dollars.