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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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CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Letter in the Orlando Sentinel: “Constitution panel explains the process”

RE: Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas | Orlando Sentinel editorial Constitution panel explains the process – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor November 1, 2017, Orlando Sentinel The Orlando Sentinel editorial, “Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas,” (OrlandoSentinel.com,
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Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas

Orlando Sentinel Editorial October 27, 2017 Proposing amendments to the Florida Constitution is normally a privilege reserved for state legislators, or for special-interest groups with pockets deep enough to invest millions of dollars into petition drives and gather hundreds of
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Got whiplash? Absurdity rules in Tally

Florida Politics by Joe Henderson November 1, 2017 Stay with me. This one gets a little weird. While you were distracted by the latest the latest episode of “Florida’s Got Dirt,” your First Amendment rights were put in the crosshairs
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Don’t be stingy with public ideas

The CRC had an extremely discriminating filter. Daytona Beach News Journal Editorial October 26, 2017 The Florida Constitution Revision Commission spent months traveling around the state asking citizens for their opinions on how to improve state government. Apparently, the panel
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CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Letter in the Dayton Beach News Journal: “Commission is Listening”

RE: Don’t Be Stingy with Public Ideas | Daytona Beach News Journal editorial Commission is listening – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor November 1, 2017, Daytona Beach News Journal The Oct. 26 News-Journal editorial, “Don’t be stingy with public ideas,” correctly
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John Stemberger: Constitutional privacy fix will protect Floridians

Florida Politics by John Stemberger, Guest Author November 1, 2017 John Stemberger is a member of the 2017-18 Florida Constitution Revision Commission. He is an Orlando attorney, president of Florida Family Action Council, a conservative anti-abortion and anti-marriage equality group. I read with
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