A ‘travesty’ in Tallahassee?

Takeaways from Tallahassee by Florida Politics’ Peter Schorsch December 11, 2017 A coalition of progressive and open government organizations is again taking the state’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to task, this time for “glaring examples of rule violations” and calling
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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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Political committee spending keeps many details of Mayor Curry’s trips in dark

Florida Times-Union by Nate Monroe November 24, 2017 Judging by his public calendar for July 25, Mayor Lenny Curry had a quiet, routine day ahead of him at City Hall with nothing more remarkable than a private meeting scheduled. The
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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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City: Fernandez deleted text messages to lobbyist

City wants $22,275 for additional public records subpoeaned by FBI Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 7, 2017 City Manager Rick Fernandez deleted from his cell phone a text message chain with a lobbyist who he asked for pricey football tickets, believing
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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 asks judge to force VISIT FLORIDA TV producer to provide documents

Tallahassee Democrat by Arek Sarkissian November 7, 2017 A House committee will ask a Leon County judge to enforce a subpoena handed to a TV producer who received $11.6 million in taxpayer dollars to produce a celebrity cooking show for VISIT FLORIDA.
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Constitutional amendment on privacy piques abortion-rights advocates

Florida Politics by Ana Ceballos November 1, 2017 A proposed amendment to the state constitution tweaking the right to privacy sparked a debate over abortion when pro-choice advocates argued the new language would weaken access to the procedure. The issue
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