01/21/16 – Editorial
Citizens need more access to government, not less. But year in and year out, the Legislature chips away at the state’s vaunted Government in the Sunshine Law — inserting exemptions that continue to neuter a mandate that serves as a citizens’ right to monitor actions by their elected officials.
Today, lawmakers are looking at a new law that aims to hinder the public’s access to public records by erecting another legal roadblock. The measure seems innocent enough, changing only one word in state law, but that would give people pause in filing lawsuits against government entities that fail to follow the full intent of Florida’s Sunshine law. [Read More]