Citizens get less time to speak before Beach commission

Historic City News January 6, 2018 Under Old Business at this morning’s meeting of the St Augustine Beach City Commission, held at City Hall on Saturday, January 6th, at 9: 00 a.m., Historic City News learned some disturbing news for
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FAF Letter to Sen. Steube Re: SB 560/Exemption – Imminent Litigation

[VIEW PDF VERSION] 5 January 2018 The Honorable Greg Steube The Florida Senate 404 South Monroe Street, Room 326 Senate Office Building Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 Re: SB 560/Exemption – Imminent Litigation Dear Senator Steube: We are writing to express our
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State Attorney’s Office clears County Commission over ‘shade’ meeting for sheriff budget appeal

Pensacola News Journal by Jim Little December 28, 2017 The State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners did not violate the Sunshine Law when it held a “shade” meeting to discuss the sheriff’s budget appeal.
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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago tax deal veiled from IRS review

Palm Beach Post Exclusive by Christine Stapleton and Lawrence Mower December 21, 2017 Donald Trump’s deal with the town of Palm Beach to turn Mar-a-Lago into a private club hinged on an act of charity crafted to skirt IRS scrutiny and
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Criminal Charges For Broward Health Officials Could Affect CEO Search

WLRN by Caitie Switalski December 14, 2017 Broward Health operates five public hospitals that serve the majority of people living in central and northern Broward County. This week, five of the agency’s board members were indicted on charges of violating
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Winter Park leaders reject Sunshine Law accusations

The First Amendment Foundation claims the city’s one-on-one meetings between commissioners violate the “spirit” of the Government in the Sunshine Act. Orange Observer by Tim Freed December 14, 2017 When it comes to public one-on-one meetings between city commissioners, has
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Grand jury indicts Broward Health’s top leadership for Sunshine law violations

Florida Bulldog by Dan Christensen December 12, 2017 P.M. UPDATE: Broward Health’s top leadership, including its CEO and board chairman, are named in a four count indictment alleging violations of Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine law. Florida Bulldog obtained a copy of the four-page indictment
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Broward Health leaders indicted on charges of violating open-meetings law

Sun Sentinel by David Fleshler December 12, 2017 The top leaders of Broward Health have been indicted on charges of violating Florida’s public meetings law, throwing the public hospital system into the worst turmoil of its years of crises and
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Why does Winter Park shun the sunshine?

Orlando Sentinel Op-Ed by Bob Shaw December 5, 2017 A recent back-and-forth between the First Amendment Foundation and Winter Park city officials has highlighted a troubling issue for supporters of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” laws: the questionable legality of one-on-one meetings
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This ‘Tenacious Underdog’ Won His First Supreme Court Case. Now He’s Back.

New York Times by Adam Liptak December 4, 2017 About a decade ago, the leaders of a Florida city held a closed-door meeting to discuss how to intimidate and silence a critic named Fane Lozman. So far, their plan has
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