Orlando Sentinel Editorial
June 12, 2017
After the Florida Legislature concluded its 2017 session a month ago, we delivered our verdict on its performance in 10 areas. But when they reconvened last week in a tumultuous three-day special session, legislators revisited several areas, so we’re doing the same. And since most legislators are sticklers for accountability when it comes to public schools in Florida, we’ll follow their example and offer our assessments with letter grades.
Transparency: Regrettably, most of what legislators passed last week was put together behind closed doors in deals cut by Scott and legislative leaders. They made a mockery of Florida’s constitutional guarantee of open government. So when it comes to transparency, only one grade makes sense: F. [READ MORE]