CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Letter in the Tampa Bay Times: “Commission Listens to Citizens”

RE: Key panel devolves into farce | Tampa Bay Times editorial Commission listens to citizens – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor October 30, 2017, Tampa Bay Times This Times editorial misrepresents how the Constitution Revision Commission is actively incorporating ideas and proposed
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First Amendment Foundation demands investigation of how records request was handled

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers October 30, 2017 The First Amendment Foundation has asked for a formal investigation into whether city officials broke the state’s public records law when it told a Tallahassee Democrat reporter the records he requested didn’t
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Tallahassee: Obfuscation and Secrecy vs. Transparency and Accountability

October 30, 2017 Over the weekend, the First Amendment Foundation (FAF) sent a strongly worded letter to Tallahassee City Attorney Lewis B. Shelley requesting that he perform a thorough investigation into the process by which city employees attempted to comply with
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CRC Meeting Schedule Week of October 30-November 3

For Immediate Release: October 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 30-November 3, 2017. CRC meetings are open to the public and will be livestreamed
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House wants to clamp down on ‘trade secrets’

Florida Politics by Danny McAuliffe October 26, 2017 House Speaker Richard Corcoran has opened the next front in his personal war for transparency, moving legislation that would bar companies seeking to do business with the state from hiding information behind claims of
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Constitution Revision Commission is ready to eliminate our right to privacy

Miami Herald by Howard L. Simon October 27, 2017 On Nov. 1, the Constitutional Revision Commission will consider a proposal that would severely shrink the constitutional right to privacy for all Floridians. If this doesn’t scare you, it should. Florida
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Proposal would assure governor’s power to name justices

Florida Politics by Jim Rosica October 27, 2017 A proposed constitutional amendment would ensure that future governors could appoint new judges and justices up to their last day in office. But John Stemberger, the member of the Constitution Revision Commission who filed the amendment Thursday,
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Voting-rights effort finds a new venue in constitution commission

Florida Times-Union by Tia Mitchell October 27, 2017 The committee traveling the state on a mission to improve Florida’s constitution is hearing one message over and over. “Every place we’ve gone around the state, every single time we’ve had public
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Constitution commission devolves into farce

Tampa Bay Times Editorial October 27, 2017 With each passing week, Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission looks more like a farce than a faithful effort to enable the public to propose changes that the state’s elected leaders refuse to consider. After
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