For four decades, Florida has enjoyed a reputation as a world leader in open government. The honor is owed greatly to the fact that our Government-in-the-Sunshine Law requires meetings of governmental bodies to be public and our Public Records Law demands that governmental records be available for inspection and copying.
This cherished tradition of openness must continue. It is responsible for giving journalists and other citizens the tools to hold government officials accountable and for bringing a greater public understanding of the policy decisions of local and state leaders.
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