01/26/16 – By Arek Sarkissian
A Florida Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that would weaken public records law by stripping out a guarantee that people could recover legal fees if they won court fights to obtain records.
Some government agencies in Florida deny the public access to public records, requiring them to obtain a court order before the information is released.
Florida law now allows people to sue agencies for records and guarantees payment of legal fees if a lawsuit is successful. [Read More]