Bill designed to stop "good ole boy network", its author says
Former Louisiana legislators would be prohibited from accepting a job appointment from the governor to serve in the executive branch for at least two years after they leave office under a bill by Thibodaux Rep. Jerome Richard.
"I'm basically trying to stop the 'good ole boy network' is what it is," Richard told 99.5FM Wednesday.
"Many a good legislator came to this body and left and was given a position. And that's fine if that's what that person wants, but to me, it's political reward," Richard said.
The Independent representative says his bill would apply only to appointments to unclassified positions.
The bill has been prefiled for the Legislative session that starts in April.