The fight for open government needs support

By History City News’ CJ Redd November 20, 2016 Do you care about your right to know what your government is doing? Did you know that there is only one organization in Florida helping citizens, journalists, businesses and government officials
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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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School boards should encourage public comments

by the Sun Sentinel’s Editorial Board February 21, 2017 Addressing a school board meeting can be the ultimate civics lesson for a student who feels passionate about righting a wrong. But increasingly, South Florida school boards are applying pressure on
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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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