By Steve Bousquet State business came to a halt Tuesday as Gov. Rick Scott and the three elected Cabinet members got an unprecedented 90-minute public refresher course on Florida’s open meeting and public records laws.
$11 million later, Florida lawmakers are still trying to fix botched voting maps – Tampa Bay Times
By Mary Ellen Klas and Steve Bousquet TALLAHASSEE —In what may be one of the most expensive do-overs in Florida political history, lawmakers return Monday in special session to complete something they failed to get right three years ago — the realignment of state Senate district boundaries to accommodate population growth. [Read More]
Nickens: Sunshine Law case brings positive change to Florida government – Tampa Bay Times
About 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott’s office emailed to reporters his daily schedule, which is a public record. Surprise. At 8:30 a.m., the governor would sign into law the 2015-16 state budget that the Legislature had just approved four days earlier and announce which projects he had vetoed. The Tampa Bay Times‘ capital bureau […]