No-bid $900K Visit Florida contract gets quiet approval

POLITICO by Matt Dixon October 17, 2017 Less than three months after a legislative session dominated by a fight over adding transparency to spending by Visit Florida, a no-bid $900,000 contract administered by that organization was quietly approved with no
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Corcoran unhappy with Visit Orlando response, will seek more info

Orlando Sentinel by Gray Rohrer October 11, 2017 House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s quest for transparency at Visit Orlando and other local tourism marketing groups throughout the state will continue, despite a letter from Visit Orlando on Tuesday disclosing details about
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Florida House Speaker demands information from Visit Orlando

Orlando Sentinel by Gabrielle Russon October 3, 2017 Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran sent a letter Tuesday to Visit Orlando, demanding the agency disclose whether taxpayer money was spent on advertising or naming-rights deals with WOFL-Fox 35. Corcoran has been pushing
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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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Don’t rewrite constitution behind closed doors

Orlando Sentinel Editorial April 7, 2017 When it comes to public bodies in Florida, few can match the power and influence of the Constitution Revision Commission. The panel, with 37 members handpicked by Florida’s leaders, convenes once every 20 years
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Speaker Slams Constitution Panel Schedule

The News Service of Florida March 23, 2017 House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, chided the chairman of the Constitution Revision Commission on Thursday for scheduling public hearings during the legislative session — setting up potential conflicts for lawmakers
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At closed caucus, House Speaker Corcoran rallies lawmakers to keep fighting Gov. Scott and ‘stand your ground’

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, summoned his fellow Republicans to a private event at an upscale bar and restaurant in Tallahassee Wednesday night, and nearly all of them showed up to hear his message. by the Tampa Bay Times’
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