OUR OPINION: State and federal lawmakers put government transparency at risk
Don’t let Florida’s beloved moniker fool you. The elected leaders of the Sunshine State have steadily blacked out the windows, closed the blinds and dimmed the lights on Floridians’ ability to see how their money is spent, who’s pocketing it — and even where their governor goes and with whom.
Transparency is under threat in Florida and, therefore, so is good government and accountability.
Sunday marks the beginning of Sunshine Week, during which the media highlight just how precious is citizens’ ability to know what government is doing in their name — for good and for ill. The Miami Herald and several other McClatchy Co. newspapers are taking part.
In Florida, unfortunately, there’s more to lament than to celebrate. Now that the Legislature is in session, even more could be kept from public scrutiny…Click here to continue reading