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Justices Give Victory To Rural County In Records Dispute

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.


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Scott, Cabinet Set New Agency Oversight Guidelines

A trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor’s chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.


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Media, Open-Government Groups Seek Answers On Bailey Ouster

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.


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Public Records Bill Clears State Senate Panel

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.


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Fla. Senate Approves Right To Speak Bill

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.

CBS Miami–03/19/2013