Jacobs says Visit Orlando will reveal all contract details as soon as next month

Orlando Sentinel by Steven Lemongello November 7, 2017 Visit Orlando will close one of the biggest loopholes preventing it from full transparency by publicly posting all contracts starting as soon as next month, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday. In an interview with
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House will subpoena records of TV executive’s Visit Florida deals

Bipartisan probe targets C. Patrick (Pat) Roberts’ TV production firm. Tampa Bay Times by Steve Bousquet October 12, 2017 A state House committee took the extraordinary step Thursday of using its subpoena power to compel records from a long-time Florida
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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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Jacobs seeks transparency for Visit Orlando

Orlando Sentinel by Steven Lemongello August 29, 2017 Five days after state House Speaker Richard Corcoran vowed a crackdown on Visit Orlando and other tourism agencies, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is calling for the group to change course and disclose details of
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FAF Supports Speaker Corcoran’s efforts on transparency and accountability

[view PDF version]  August 29, 2017 The Honorable Richard Corcoran, Speaker Florida House of Representatives 420 The Capitol 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 Dear Mr. Speaker: We read with great interest your comments in the Orlando Sentinel regarding
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House leader wants answers from local tourism agencies on spending

Tallahassee Democrat by Arek Sarkissian August 25, 2017 House Speaker Richard Corcoran wants a dozen tourism offices to show how they spent more than $550 million in locally collected taxpayer dollars after they stepped away from VISIT FLORIDA to avoid new
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Open-government group seeks lawmakers’ text messages

by Orlando Sentinel’s Gray Rohrer June 16, 2017 An open-government group is stepping into a fight over public records, asking legislative leaders to produce text messages from lawmakers and update their policies for retaining and keeping electronic records. On Friday,
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