Nonprofit group files records request for info about Florida online voter registration

Tampa Bay Times’ The Buzz by Kirby Wilson September 20, 2017 A non-profit voter rights advocacy group, Access Democracy, founded by two veterans of Democratic politics, Hannah Fried and Alexis Prieur L’Heureux, has requested records related to online voter registration
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Press Corps legend honored

Takeaways from Tallahassee by Peter Schorsch (Saint Petersblog) September 16, 2017 The First Amendment Foundation will honor Pulitzer Prize winner and retired St. Petersburg Times Tallahassee bureau chief Lucy Morgan with the creation of the “Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting.” The open-government
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Feds extend deadline for Florida education plan shrouded in secrecy

POLITICO by Daniel Ducassi September 18, 2017 Federal education officials are giving the state more time to submit its plan to meet the requirements of a new federal education law — a move that will give state officials a few
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PCB votes down public comment misdemeanors

Panama City News Herald by John Henderson September 14, 2017 People who live outside the city limits will not be able to speak during the open comment period of Beach council meetings, but they also won’t be subject to going
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Sessions wants a leak investigation rule-change. That could cripple the free press.

Washington Post by Kiran Raj and Paul O’Brien September 13, 2017 Kiran Raj was senior counsel to the deputy attorney general at the Justice Department from 2013 to 2016 and deputy general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security from 2016 to 2017.
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Why the secrecy at the hurricane command post?

Tallahassee Democrat by Bill Cotterell September 13, 2017 Gov. Rick Scott has been more visible than ever in the past week, touring disaster sites and being interviewed on network news shows during the preparation and recovery from Hurricane Irma. His
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FAF to host reception announcing the Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting featuring keynote speaker Gilbert King

Join us! The First Amendment Foundation will honor Lucy Morgan and announce the creation of the Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting at a cocktail reception November 15 in Tallahassee featuring keynote speaker Gilbert King. When: Wednesday November 15,
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CRC Cancels Committee Week of September 18-19

Public proposal filing deadline to be reevaluated For Immediate Release: September 12, 2017 Contact: Meredith Beatrice Meredith.Beatrice@flcrc.gov, (850) 508-5204 Today, Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) Chairman Carlos Beruff announced that the CRC has canceled its first committee week previously scheduled for September
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Does Gov. Rick Scott’s tight control of information matter in an emergency?

Miami Herald by Mary Ellen Klas, Steve Bousquet, and Kristin M. Clark September 12, 2017 Floridians aren’t just facing a traffic bottleneck as they attempt to return home after mandatory evacuations from the storm, they are also facing an information juggernaut
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