My Palm Beach Post by Elliot Kleinberg and Mike Stucka
April 13, 2018
Florida Senate President Joe Negron, R-Palm City, and State Sen. Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, are two of 24 state legislators who each earned a grade of F for how they voted on transparency in government, according to this year’s statewide “Sunshine Scorecard,” a joint project of Florida newspapers and Florida’s First Amendment Foundation.
State Sen. Kevin Rader, D-Boca Raton, and State Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Delray Beach, were among eight legislators statewide who each earned A grades for their voting during the 2018 legislative session.
Of the remaining eight of 12 legislators whose districts lie completely or partially in Palm Beach County:
— Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana, got a B-plus.
For this year’s scorecard, visit pbpo.st/Scorecard18 online.
Each year the Florida Society of News Editors assembles a project devoted to Sunshine Week, a nationwide effort to teach the public about the importance of transparent government. In 2017, The Palm Beach Post was the lead newspaper in a joint effort by FSNE members to develop a system to grade legislators on their voting on bills to create new exemptions to open government. The Orlando Sentinel and Post staff writers assembled this year’s scorecard. [READ MORE]