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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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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Panel to discuss ‘fake news’ in Winter Park next week

Orlando Sentinel’s Jeff Weiner March 17, 2017 It’s one of President Donald Trump’s most-used epithets for the mainstream press, but what actually constitutes “fake news,” and how can readers spot what’s real? That’s the subject of a panel discussion next
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Orlando releases records related to the Pulse nightclub shooting

June 28, 2016 – Orlando Sentinel by Jessica Gillespie and Emilee Speck Orlando officials have released public records related to the Pulse nightclub shooting, though have not released recordings of 911 calls. The records include: – Text messages to and
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Records reveal school employees fired for sex, other offenses – Orlando Sentinel

May 16, 2016 – Annie Martin Former Freedom High band teacher Franklin Jennings was first accused of exchanging sexual text messages with a former student in 2009. About the same time, a colleague discovered Jennings having sex with a woman
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More Sunshine Needed at Visit Florida – Tampa Bay Times

April 22, 2016 Enterprise Florida, the state’s primary job recruitment operation, isn’t the only public-private partnership in this state that deserves more scrutiny of its use of public tax dollars. Visit Florida, the state’s tourism agency, also should get a
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