FAF & Coalition Letter to CRC RE: Information being provided to Commissioners

January 4, 2018 DELIVERED VIA EMAIL [VIEW PDF VERSION]  RE: Information being provided to Commissioners Dear Chairman Beruff: We write to express two concerns about the information being provided to committee members and the public prior to CRC committee votes.
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Groups Slam CRC for Blatant Rule Violations, Conflicts

Bradenton Times Staff Report December 17, 2017 A trio of open goverment groups condemned the Carlos Beruff-chaired Florida Constitution Revision Commission this week for numerous rule violations, along with violating rules by allowing proposals that would clearly benefit the commission
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First Amendment Foundation Takes Aim at CRC

Capitol News Service by Jake Stofan December 13, 2017 The First Amendment Foundation is criticizing the Constitutional Revision Commission for ignoring procedures and failing to comply with rules. The criticisms include Commissioners advancing proposals that impact their own interests, and
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A ‘travesty’ in Tallahassee?

Takeaways from Tallahassee by Florida Politics’ Peter Schorsch December 11, 2017 A coalition of progressive and open government organizations is again taking the state’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to task, this time for “glaring examples of rule violations” and calling
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FAF Letter to CRC Chairman RE: Sunshine Issues

[VIEW PDF VERSION] December 7, 2017 The Honorable Carlos Beruff, Chair Constitutional Revision Commission 400 S. Monroe Street, The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399 Dear Chairman Beruff: The First Amendment Foundation received a disturbing complaint last week regarding a possible sunshine violation
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FAF & Coalition Letter to CRC RE: Rules Violations

December 8, 2017 DELIVERED VIA EMAIL [VIEW PDF VERSION] RE: CRC Credibility Dear Chairman Beruff: We write to express our concern that the CRC and some members are failing to comply with the CRC Rules adopted on June 7, 2017.
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POLITICO Florida Playbook: Too many amendments for voters?

POLITICO Florida via POLITICO Playbook November 29, 2017 TODAY – A host of Constitution Revision Commission state legislative committees meet, including Ethics and Elections, which will consider a ban on public financing for political campaigns; the Legislative committee, which will
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‘Privacy’ amendment to Florida Constitution is bad idea | Thumb down

TC Palm Editorial November 2, 2017 Florida residents are lucky. We’re guaranteed access to public records by some of the strongest sunshine laws in the country. Those laws help expose corruption and track how taxpayer money is spent. But a new
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Constitutional amendment on privacy piques abortion-rights advocates

Florida Politics by Ana Ceballos November 1, 2017 A proposed amendment to the state constitution tweaking the right to privacy sparked a debate over abortion when pro-choice advocates argued the new language would weaken access to the procedure. The issue
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Fla. Privacy Proposal A Blow To Transparency, Group Says

Law360 by Sophia Morris November 1, 2017 A Florida transparency watchdog criticized a proposed amendment to the right to privacy section of the state’s constitution, warning that the changes could restrict access to public records as the Legislature may be
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