Gov. Rick Scott should veto bill that seals millions of criminal records

Tampa Bay Times Editorial May 12, 2017 Here’s a case where legislation starts sensibly and morphs into something worse, good intentions cannot overcome terrible consequences and unanimous votes mean nothing. The Florida Legislature quietly voted to automatically seal millions of
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Blotting out police-blotter histories would be a bad move

The Ledger Editorial May 2, 2017 For the past few weeks, it has become evident that the Florida Legislature can’t agree on much. Democrats fight with Republicans, Republicans fight with Republicans, the House fights with the Senate, lawmakers fight with
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Florida Gulf Coast trustees violated state Sunshine law

The News-Press by Thyrie Bland March 31, 2017 A state investigation into the Florida Gulf Coast University board found that two trustees met with the school’s president and provost in violation of the state’s Sunshine Law. The investigation also found
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FDLE backs off plan to seal phone records in PTC records lawsuit as criminal investigation proceeds

“The PTC needs more, not less transparency; FDLE’s motion to seal public records does not accomplish that goal,” said Mogensen. “The public is entitled to know what its government has been up to.” by the Tampa Bay Times’ Christopher O’Donnell
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State agents raid DeBary City Hall

May 25, 2016 – Daytona Beach News-Journal by Dinah Voyles Pulver State law enforcement agents descended on DeBary City Hall Wednesday morning with a search warrant. When they left nearly five hours later, they took with them more than 37,000
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