Grand jury ‘could indict them all’ soon for Sunshine law violations at Broward Health

Florida Bulldog by Dan Christensen December 12, 2017 A state grand jury investigation of alleged Sunshine Law violations at taxpayer-supported Broward Health appears to be wrapping up, and sources familiar with what’s happening say one or more indictments are likely.
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FAF Letter to CRC Chairman RE: Sunshine Issues

[VIEW PDF VERSION] December 7, 2017 The Honorable Carlos Beruff, Chair Constitutional Revision Commission 400 S. Monroe Street, The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399 Dear Chairman Beruff: The First Amendment Foundation received a disturbing complaint last week regarding a possible sunshine violation
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FAF & Coalition Letter to CRC RE: Rules Violations

December 8, 2017 DELIVERED VIA EMAIL [VIEW PDF VERSION] RE: CRC Credibility Dear Chairman Beruff: We write to express our concern that the CRC and some members are failing to comply with the CRC Rules adopted on June 7, 2017.
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Tough for Riviera Beach mayor to stay step ahead of repo man

Palm Beach Post by Frank Cerabino December 7, 2017 The Sunshine Law is turning out to be very inconvenient for the mayor of Riviera Beach. Florida’s open government law requires notice for all public meetings, letting anybody know where and
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Criminal charges rare in public records violations

Palm Beach Post by Kimberly Miller December 8, 2017 The filing of criminal charges against public officials for violating open records laws is a rare event usually reserved for the most flagrant incidents, according to a Florida legal expert. That’s why proponents
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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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Martin County commissioners could be removed from office by Gov. Rick Scott

TC Palm by Lisa Broadt November 29, 2017 Two county commissioners who were charged Tuesday could find themselves removed from office by Gov. Rick Scott. Commissioners Ed Fielding and Sarah Heard, as well as former commissioner Anne Scott, have been
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FAF Letter to Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary

[VIEW PDF VERSION OF LETTER] November 30, 2017 The Honorable Steve Leary, Mayor City of Winter Park 401 South Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 Dear Mayor Leary: We have been contacted by Winter Park residents expressing concern about recent
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Ken Hagan should drop effort to recover attorney’s fees in ethics complaint

TBO Editorial November 24, 2017 Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan says he’s standing on principle in his effort to collect $7,800 spent defending him against ethics charges that eventually were dismissed. If so, it’s the wrong principle. But Hagan’s strident
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The Rotunda Episode 129: Food for Thought

Tallahassee Democrat by The Rotunda’s Trimmel Gomes November 27, 2017 On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, prominent trial attorney and Democratic fundraiser John Morgan announces his departure from the Democratic Party and a possible run for Governor as
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