Leon lawmakers score low on open government

Tallahassee Democrat by James Call July 15, 2017 Leon County’s delegation to the Florida Legislature is steadfastly neutral when it comes to open government, according to the Florida Society of Newspapers Editors scorecard. The four lawmakers, though, question the findings. They
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Florida legislators aren’t making the grade on open government

Orlando Sentinel Editorial June 28, 2017 It’s been a bad year for sunshine in Tallahassee. How bad? In a scorecard on open government recently produced by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, 77 of the Legislature’s 160 members received D’s,
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Grimsley’s pace-setting needs many more followers

The Ledger Editorial June 27, 2017 State lawmakers might have concluded their business for 2017 recently, but collectively they are still making news. Over last weekend, the Florida Society of News Editors released its grades for all 160 members of
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Too many Florida lawmakers fail to make the grade, impose more public-records secrecy

Miami Herald Editorial June 26, 2017 Florida lawmakers received a final grade on their support for public-records laws during this year’s legislative session in Tallahassee — a score given by Florida newspapers with information culled by the state’s premier open-government
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Half of Tampa Bay lawmakers earn D grades on open government but some stand out with high marks

Tampa Bay Times by Michael Auslen June 26, 2017 In a new ranking of their voting records on open-government issues, the Florida Society of News Editors has bad news for state lawmakers. Most of them don’t score very well. The
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Two South Florida legislators receive top grades fighting for open records

Sun-Sentinel by Dan Sweeney June 24, 2017 y two state legislators — both from South Florida — received the highest grade for safeguarding Florida’s public records this year, according to an analysis by the Florida Society of News Editors and
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Local legislators are failing on openness

The Florida Times-Union Editorial June 23, 2017 Pardon our cynicism, but when it comes to the Florida Legislature’s attitude toward open government, it is based on experience. Every year the Legislature passes exemptions to the state’s proud open government and
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