City settlement points to better times coming

Tallahassee Democrat Editorial January 6, 2018 Tallahasseeans should feel great satisfaction with the city’s settlement of a public records lawsuit over preservation and disclosure of text messages. We’re not gloating about the agreement worked out between this paper and local
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City approves landmark public records suit settlement with the Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers January 3, 2018 The City Commission unanimously approved a landmark settlement agreement with the Tallahassee Democrat Wednesday over a lawsuit alleging public records law violations related to deleted text messages. As part of the agreement, the city admits it
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City of Tallahassee, Democrat forge settlement agreement over public records suit

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers January 2, 2018 City of Tallahassee and Tallahassee Democrat attorneys have negotiated a settlement over a lawsuit alleging city officials violated the Florida Public Records Act that could set a precedent for other local governments across the
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After lawsuit, city officials pledge to release text messages

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeff Burlew December 7, 2017 A week after the Tallahassee Democrat sued the city of Tallahassee over its failure to collect and produce text messages of its employees and elected officials, city commissioners voted to proceed with a
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City commission approves leave for City Manager Fernandez

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 8, 2017 The City Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to grant City Manager Rick Fernandez a paid administrative leave of absence but will revisit the decision at its Dec. 6 meeting. The board also unanimously
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City reverses course, will post FBI records on website without $22,000 charge

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 8, 2017 The Tallahassee City Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday to make available for free all public records the city has provided to a federal grand jury in connection with an ongoing public corruption investigation. Mayor Andrew Gillum
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Culture of secrecy, arrogance, privilege, backscratching must stop

Tallahassee Democrat by Will Croley Will Croley is president of the Board of Directors NEBA Board of Directors of the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates. November 5, 2017 The Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates thanks the Tallahassee Democrat for its
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Got whiplash? Absurdity rules in Tally

Florida Politics by Joe Henderson November 1, 2017 Stay with me. This one gets a little weird. While you were distracted by the latest the latest episode of “Florida’s Got Dirt,” your First Amendment rights were put in the crosshairs
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State attorney: ‘Hearsay’ not enough to pursue criminal charges over football tickets

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers October 31, 2017 State Attorney Jack Campbell said he doesn’t have enough evidence before him to open a criminal investigation into City Manager Rick Fernandez accepting football tickets and a discount on his daughter’s wedding reception. “I am
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