Press Corps legend honored

Takeaways from Tallahassee by Peter Schorsch (Saint Petersblog) September 16, 2017 The First Amendment Foundation will honor Pulitzer Prize winner and retired St. Petersburg Times Tallahassee bureau chief Lucy Morgan with the creation of the “Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting.” The open-government
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PCB votes down public comment misdemeanors

Panama City News Herald by John Henderson September 14, 2017 People who live outside the city limits will not be able to speak during the open comment period of Beach council meetings, but they also won’t be subject to going
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FAF to host reception announcing the Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting featuring keynote speaker Gilbert King

Join us! The First Amendment Foundation will honor Lucy Morgan and announce the creation of the Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting at a cocktail reception November 15 in Tallahassee featuring keynote speaker Gilbert King. When: Wednesday November 15,
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Does Gov. Rick Scott’s tight control of information matter in an emergency?

Miami Herald by Mary Ellen Klas, Steve Bousquet, and Kristin M. Clark September 12, 2017 Floridians aren’t just facing a traffic bottleneck as they attempt to return home after mandatory evacuations from the storm, they are also facing an information juggernaut
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Support Speaker Corcoran’s crusade for transparency in tourist agencies

Orlando Sentinel by Barbara Petersen, Guest Columnist August 31, 2017 One of the big controversies swirling around Tallahassee during the 2017 legislative session centered on House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s vow to slash funding for Visit Florida, the statewide tourism council. Corcoran
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Public or private? Sabatini’s Facebook posts draw scrutiny

The Daily Commercial by Roxanne Brown August 29, 2017 Eustis City Commissioner Anthony Sabatini, who recently caused a stir by offering Eustis as a home for unwanted Confederate monuments, now is drawing fire from some city residents for deleting their
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First Amendment Foundation backing Richard Corcoran on transparency

Saint Petersblog by Jim Rosica August 29, 2017 The Tallahassee-based First Amendment Foundation, the state’s public records and open meetings watchdog, says it is supporting House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s “efforts on (tourism money) transparency and accountability.” In a letter to Corcoran sent Tuesday by
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Cloud cover at Hillsborough School Board committee meeting

Tampa Bay Times by Marlene Sokol August 28, 2017 In the midst of a tense budget season, the Hillsborough County School Board’s finance committee met last week. No prior notice of the meeting was given to the media or public.
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