Requesting public records in Florida can be such a long, costly and cumbersome task that the process seems designed to discourage records from being obtained.
State universities are particularly adept at creating obstacles to open government. The Sun faced a fight from the University of Florida in getting email and other information on the search for a new law school dean. Now that the search has failed, UF is shutting the media out of a meeting today between university administrators and law faculty.
The problem goes beyond UF. To mark the open government campaign known as Sunshine Week…Click here to continue reading.