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October 17, 2016: FAF announces an evening with Carl Hiaasen & Dave Barry, moderated by Scott Maxwell

Derision 2016: A No-Holds Barred Review of American Politics One Night Only! The First Amendment Foundation presents an evening with Carl Hiaasen & Dave Barry, moderated by Scott Maxwell Carl Hiaasen, Photo by Quinn Hiaasen Where: Orlando Museum of Art
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After 3-week delay telling public of sinkhole, Gov. Scott changes the rules to speed up notice

September 26, 2016 – Tampa Bay Times by Craig Pittman For three weeks, Florida Department of Environmental Protection officials kept mum about a phosphate mine’s 300-foot-deep sinkhole that dumped 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the state’s aquifer last
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Miami-Dade, Florida disagree on disclosing locations of Zika mosquitoes

September 23, 2016 – Miami Herald by Daniel Chang At a court hearing Friday for the Miami Herald’s lawsuit against Miami-Dade seeking the locations of traps in Miami Beach where mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus were captured, a county attorney
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Proposed hike in workers comp deserves transparency

September 22, 2016 – The Florida Times-Union, Guest Column by Barbara Petersen, First Amendment Foundation President Florida’s extraordinary tradition of open government is founded on the simple but essential concept that the people have a right to know how and
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Trump Foundation more secretive than Clinton Foundation, report says

September 23, 2016 – Palm Beach Post by James Rosen, McClatchy Washington Bureau A philanthropy oversight group says the Clinton Foundation is more transparent than the Trump Foundation in providing detailed information about its recipients and activities. While the Trump
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Deferred Prosecution For Task Force Members; State Still Contends Century Violated Sunshine Law

September 22, 2016 – NorthEscambia.com The four individuals accused of violating Florida’s Sunshine Law won’t be prosecuted, but the State Attorney’s Office remains steadfast that a violation occurred and has the put the Town of Century on notice. The former
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Proposed workers’ comp rate hike created outside the Sunshine

September 21, 2016 – Tallahassee Democrat by Barbara Petersen (First Amendment Foundation President) Florida’s extraordinary tradition of open government is founded on the simple but essential concept that the people have a right to know how and why the government
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Pinellas Commissioner Ken Welch accuses CareerSource Pinellas CEO Ed Peachy of violating rules

September 21, 2016 – Tampa Bay Times by Mark Puente Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch accused the leader of CareerSource Pinellas of terminating a contract with an accounting firm without approval from the agency’s 29-member board. Welch lodged the complaint
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