FAF Supports Speaker Corcoran’s efforts on transparency and accountability

[view PDF version]  August 29, 2017 The Honorable Richard Corcoran, Speaker Florida House of Representatives 420 The Capitol 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 Dear Mr. Speaker: We read with great interest your comments in the Orlando Sentinel regarding
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House leader wants answers from local tourism agencies on spending

Tallahassee Democrat by Arek Sarkissian August 25, 2017 House Speaker Richard Corcoran wants a dozen tourism offices to show how they spent more than $550 million in locally collected taxpayer dollars after they stepped away from VISIT FLORIDA to avoid new
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Open data, government and citizen perceptions: First national survey, by the Pew Research Center 2015 – Journalist’s Resource

The push for open government and open data by federal officials, as well as authorities across many states and cities, can seem an unmitigated good. Talk to journalists, however, and there are myriad areas where they believe government at all
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State legislatures seek to exempt police body camera footage from open records laws – Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Dozens of state legislatures across the United States are considering legislation that would exempt footage from police body-worn cameras, or “bodycams,” from disclosure under state open records laws, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has learned. Though the
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SPJ, NFOIC combine war chests to fight for Freedom of Information – Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists and the National Freedom of Information Coalition are joining forces – and legal war chests – to help citizens and journalists fight for public records. The two groups will band together to help litigants who sue for access
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