Justices Give Victory To Rural County In Records DisputeThe 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.
Scott, Cabinet Set New Agency Oversight GuidelinesA trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor's chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.
Media, Open-Government Groups Seek Answers On Bailey OusterGovernor Rick Scott is getting pressure from media organizations and open-government advocates who filed a lawsuit over the ouster of Florida's top cop.
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.
Fla. Senate Approves Right To Speak BillA 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.