June 28, 2017
If you’ve ever wondered how seriously state legislators value your constitutional right to open government, you can thank the Florida Society of News Editors for bringing it out in the sunshine.
The problem is worse than we thought.
The FSNE unveiled its first Sunshine scorecard last week, grading all 160 legislators against their votes on public record bills that Florida’s Amendment Foundation either supported or opposed.
Not a single state lawmaker received an A. Only nine had a B. There were 71 Cs — which is considered average. And half of the legislators received a subpar grade, with 77 Ds and three Fs.