Judges Look at Sunshine Law in Workers’ Comp Case

An appeals court weighed arguments Wednesday about whether Florida’s Sunshine Law was violated before regulators last year approved a 14.5 percent increase in workers’ compensation insurance rates. by The News Service of Florida’s Jim Saunders February 22, 2017 A three-judge
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Preparing for an effective Constitution Revision Commission

By Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, special to the Tampa Bay Times February 20, 2017 The members of the 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission are being named this month. The commission’s proposals, if any, must be submitted at least 180 days before the
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Don’t close the blinds on Florida’s Sunshine Law — we have a right to know

Slowly, but surely, through exemptions and rule changes, the GOP-controlled Florida Legislature has chipped away at critical touchstones of Florida’s Sunshine Law. This must stop. by the Miami Herald Editorial Board February 20, 2017 Blocking the relentless effort to repeal
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At closed caucus, House Speaker Corcoran rallies lawmakers to keep fighting Gov. Scott and ‘stand your ground’

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, summoned his fellow Republicans to a private event at an upscale bar and restaurant in Tallahassee Wednesday night, and nearly all of them showed up to hear his message. by the Tampa Bay Times’
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FDLE backs off plan to seal phone records in PTC records lawsuit as criminal investigation proceeds

“The PTC needs more, not less transparency; FDLE’s motion to seal public records does not accomplish that goal,” said Mogensen. “The public is entitled to know what its government has been up to.” by the Tampa Bay Times’ Christopher O’Donnell
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Bogus ‘meetings’ bill deserves quick death

Rarely do taxpayers benefit when elected or appointed officials conduct public business in the shadows. Oversight and accountability are the core principles of Florida’s Sunshine Law. HB 843 would eviscerate these important tenets. by the Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board February 16,
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Bill by Naples Rep. Donalds would undermine Sunshine Law

If adopted, HB 843 would seriously undermine the state’s sunshine law, said Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation. “To say this obliterates our right to oversee government and hold it accountable is an understatement,” Petersen said. “This would allow daisy
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