The Associated Press
December 31, 2019
Barbara Petersen, the First Amendment Foundation’s longtime champion of government-in-the-sunshine, retired from her job.
– And the Florida Department of Law Enforcement demonstrated its contempt for enforcing open government laws by rejecting, with the flick of a wrist, an investigation into possible Sunshine Law violations at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
Fortunately, Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t so eager to put to rest the last item on that list.
In October, the governor issued a welcome executive order assigning the airport authority issue to Seminole-Brevard State Attorney Phil Archer.
Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala — whose office has a conflict of interest — had asked DeSantis to reassign the case, and the governor complied.