FAF creates Lucy Morgan award to honor journalists who smartly use public record

The First Amendment Foundation will honor Lucy Morgan with the creation of the Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting. The award’s namesake is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) who broke
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City commission approves leave for City Manager Fernandez

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 8, 2017 The City Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to grant City Manager Rick Fernandez a paid administrative leave of absence but will revisit the decision at its Dec. 6 meeting. The board also unanimously
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City reverses course, will post FBI records on website without $22,000 charge

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 8, 2017 The Tallahassee City Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday to make available for free all public records the city has provided to a federal grand jury in connection with an ongoing public corruption investigation. Mayor Andrew Gillum
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Lawsuit contends Florida governor is flouting disclosure law

Associated Press by Gary Fineout November 9, 2017 A lawsuit filed Wednesday by a Tallahassee attorney contends that Florida Gov. Rick Scott has sidestepped state laws that require him to fully disclose the extent of his vast personal wealth. Don
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