The Rotunda Episode 127: Open Government

Tallahassee Democrat’s by The Rotunda’s Trimmel Gomes November 14, 2017 On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, as officials in Tallahassee and the legislature find themselves marred in controversy, Barbra Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation, a Tallahassee-based
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State Attorney investigating Santa Rosa County utilities board members

Northwest Florida Daily News by Jennie McKeon November 14, 2017 The State Attorney’s Office is investigating possible violations of Sunshine Law of Santa Rosa County utility systems board members. Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille confirmed that the the State
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City Council president cracks down on text messaging with mayor’s office

Florida Times-Union by Christopher Hong November 14, 2017 Jacksonville’s City Council president wants to restrict council members from having private conversations through text messages with officials from Mayor Lenny Curry’s office during public meetings, which she says will improve the
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First the city sank his house. Now, he’s at the Supreme Court over free speech case

Miami Herald by Monique O. Madan November 13, 2017 Nearly five years ago, Fane Lozman won a landmark case in the Supreme Court when the justices ruled that his houseboat was not a boat, but his floating home, and that
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Water district exempts panel from Sunshine Law, allows members to talk outside meetings

TC Palm by Lucas Daprille November 14, 2017 The South Florida Water Management District has changed an advisory commission to an “analysis coalition” so it doesn’t have to follow the state’s Sunshine Law. The district rewrote the Water Resources Advisory Commission’s charter
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‘Deeply troubling,’ First Amendment Foundation calls Hagan request

WTSP by Noah Pransky November 14, 2017 A state watchdog says it is “deeply troubling” that Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan is seeking reimbursement from four citizens for legal bills that stemmed from ethics complaints against him. The state recently ruled there was no probable
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Supreme Court To Hear Florida First Amendment Case

WJCT by Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida November 13, 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a First Amendment case stemming from the arrest of a frequent government critic as he spoke during a South
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Florida Man Back at Supreme Court With 1st Amendment Case

US News and World Report by Curt Anderson, AP November 13, 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating
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Broward Health: Lawyers, lawyers everywhere and taxpayers to foot the bill

Florida Bulldog by Dan Christensen November 13, 2017 Lawyers for fired Broward Health chief executive Pauline Grant filed a pair of public records requests on the district in May that they believed might shed light on her sudden dismissal last
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