Senate votes to keep oil records public

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Senate has voted to make sure governor's office records pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are available to the public and that they are archived for at least 10 years.

The Senate approved the language as an amendment to another bill Wednesday.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has gone along with some attempts to open up governor's office records but has vehemently fought bills letting the public see any documents pertaining to the governor's "deliberative process" and requiring the preservation of those documents.

The oil spill records amendment by Sen. Robert Adley, a Benton Republican, passed in the Senate without objection and now faces a House vote. The governor's office has not yet commented on it.

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