The Florida Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute about whether a rural North Florida county should have been required to pay attorney fees in a public-records fight that started with an anonymous records request.
A trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor’s chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.
Governor Rick Scott is getting pressure from media organizations and open-government advocates who filed a lawsuit over the ouster of Florida’s top cop.
This legislative session, Florida lawmakers are considering a number of bills which deal with public records. One which is one aimed at strengthening the state’s public records laws moved easily through a Senate committee last Thursday, coincidentally the same day former Gov. Reubin Askew died.
A unanimous vote in the Florida Senate Tuesday would give citizens the right to be heard, and not just seen, at local government and state agency meetings.