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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Sunshine Scorecard 2017

About the Sunshine Scorecard: The scoring system for the Florida Society of News Editors assigns points for a list of critical government openness bills. Legislators get three points for a floor vote, seven points for co-sponsoring a bill and 10
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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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