South Florida Water Management District emails show U.S. Sugar Corp. lobbyist’s influence

TC Palm by Lucas Daprile August 30, 2017 CHANGING COURSE TCPalm obtained hundreds of South Florida Water Management District emails, Outlook calendar meeting invitations and various other internal documents to shed light on a U.S. Sugar Corp. lobbyist’s influence over the agency’s water
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Public or private? Sabatini’s Facebook posts draw scrutiny

The Daily Commercial by Roxanne Brown August 29, 2017 Eustis City Commissioner Anthony Sabatini, who recently caused a stir by offering Eustis as a home for unwanted Confederate monuments, now is drawing fire from some city residents for deleting their
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First Amendment Foundation backing Richard Corcoran on transparency

Saint Petersblog by Jim Rosica August 29, 2017 The Tallahassee-based First Amendment Foundation, the state’s public records and open meetings watchdog, says it is supporting House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s “efforts on (tourism money) transparency and accountability.” In a letter to Corcoran sent Tuesday by
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Jacobs seeks transparency for Visit Orlando

Orlando Sentinel by Steven Lemongello August 29, 2017 Five days after state House Speaker Richard Corcoran vowed a crackdown on Visit Orlando and other tourism agencies, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is calling for the group to change course and disclose details of
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FAF Supports Speaker Corcoran’s efforts on transparency and accountability

[view PDF version]  August 29, 2017 The Honorable Richard Corcoran, Speaker Florida House of Representatives 420 The Capitol 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 Dear Mr. Speaker: We read with great interest your comments in the Orlando Sentinel regarding
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How a CRC Proposal Becomes Law: A Roadmap to Revising Florida’s Constitution

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2017 Contact: Meredith Beatrice Meredith.Beatrice@flcrc.gov, (850) 508-5204 Today, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) unveiled a new infographic to demonstrate how a proposed constitutional amendment becomes law and officially amends the Florida Constitution through the CRC process.
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Cloud cover at Hillsborough School Board committee meeting

Tampa Bay Times by Marlene Sokol August 28, 2017 In the midst of a tense budget season, the Hillsborough County School Board’s finance committee met last week. No prior notice of the meeting was given to the media or public.
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How to Submit Your Idea for a Constitutional Amendment

TC Palm Guest Column by Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Commissioner, Constitution Revision Commission August 28, 2017 The Florida constitution belongs to the people of Florida and is the foundational document of our state government. In that same spirit, I am issuing an open
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House leader wants answers from local tourism agencies on spending

Tallahassee Democrat by Arek Sarkissian August 25, 2017 House Speaker Richard Corcoran wants a dozen tourism offices to show how they spent more than $550 million in locally collected taxpayer dollars after they stepped away from VISIT FLORIDA to avoid new
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