Sundown: Florida Shutters Site That Had Gov. Scott Emails

A highly publicized effort by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to put his emails – as well as the emails of his top staff – online has been quietly shuttered. US News and World Report by Gary Fineout, Associated Press December 23, 2017
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Commissioners’ arrests mark low point for Martin County

TC Palm Editorial November 30, 2017 This week marked a low point in Martin County’s history. Two county commissioners (one sitting, Ed Fielding, and one former, Anne Scott) were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury and charged with criminal violations of Florida’s
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It’s called a public record for a reason

Panama City News Herald Editorial August 22, 2017 A public record by any other name still is a public record. But public records requests aren’t always simple. There are caveats to protect private information, such as Social Security numbers. There
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Experts split on cost of PCB public records

One First Amendment expert called the bills “a barrier to the public’s right of access,” while another said the costs are substantiated. Panama City News Herald by John Henderson August 18, 2017 Experts on public records law are split on
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Public records fight: Mayor’s office whited out calendar

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers August 4, 2017 A 33-file email dump from Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office this week was the result of legal pressure from the Tallahassee Democrat over previously withheld information the City Attorney claimed was personal and therefore
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Gillum political email investigation goes to state attorney

Tallahassee Democrat by Jennifer Portman July 17, 2017 The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s use of political email software paid for by the city. LCSO spokesman Lt. Grady Jordan said the report
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