Request denied: States try to block access to public records

WPXI by Andrew DeMillo and Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press September 17, 2017 In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it “a shining example of open government” that had ensured
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Deleted voicemails could have been key evidence in nursing home deaths

TC Palm Editorial September 28, 2017 Over the past week, the horrific death of 11 people at a Hollywood Hills nursing home that lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma suddenly became a story about public records. During a 36-hour period before
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Scott’s appointments, secrecy undercut his Irma performance

Tampa Bay Times Editorial September 28, 2017 Gov. Rick Scott gets generally good reviews for his consistent warnings before Hurricane Irma and for the state’s response afterward. But even in the midst of dealing with a major hurricane and the
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Why were nursing home’s voicemails to governor deleted?

Tampa Bay Times by Daniel Ruth September 27, 2017 If we’ve learned anything during the Rick Scott years, it is that this is a governor to whom transparency and adherence to the state’s public records and Sunshine Laws are about
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CRC Meeting Schedule Week of October 2-6

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2017 Contact: Meredith Beatrice Meredith.Beatrice@flcrc.gov, (850) 508- 5204 The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) noticed the following meeting schedule for the week of October 2-6, 2017. CRC meetings are open to the public and will be livestreamed
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Controversy brews over deleting of nursing home voicemails from Scott’s cell phone

Sun Sentinel by Gray Rohrer September 26, 2017 Gov. Rick Scott’s staff created controversy when they deleted voicemails left by workers at a Hollywood nursing home where 11 residents died after Hurricane Irma. Scott spokeswoman Lauren Schenone pointed to state
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Miami Herald sues Hollywood over records in nursing home deaths

Miami Herald by Julie K. Brown September 26, 2017 The Miami Herald filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Hollywood for refusing to release documents in connection with the recent deaths of 11 residents at the Rehabilitation Center at
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Coalition Wants More Constitution Revision Commission Hearings

Truth or DARA Blog by Lloyd Dunkelberger September 25, 2017 As the Florida Constitution Revision Commission begins its debate this week on a slate of constitutional amendments for the 2018 ballot, a group of Democratic-leaning organizations is calling for more public
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CRC Unveils New Citizen Guide and “Get Involved” Webpage

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2017 Contact: Meredith Beatrice Meredith.Beatrice@flcrc.gov, (850) 508-5204 Today, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) unveiled a new Citizen Guide to help educate Floridians about the CRC process. The Citizen Guideis available on the CRC’s recently launched “Get
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