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St. Pete Lawyer Asks for Criminal Investigation Into Whether Scott Violated Sunshine Law

A Florida lawyer is asking a state attorney to conduct a criminal investigation into whether Gov. Rick Scott, as well as other members of the Florida Cabinet and staff, violated the state’s Sunshine Laws.

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Florida Inmates Are Caught In Political Crosshairs

After the resignations of top state officials in two departments, aggressive reporting by the The Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald is raising some questions about who is watching the watchers.

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Another Wrinkle In Rick Scott’s Public Records Policy

Gov. Rick Scott’s policy requiring state employees to act as the custodians of their own emails and text messages related to state business has created a tricky situation for workers leaving state government.

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Tampa Bay Times: Longtime FDLE Chief Forced Out

An investigation by The Tampa Bay Times/ Miami Herald shows campaign politics might be at the center of an abrupt high-level resignation at one of the state’s agencies.

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Inmate Murder Trial Delayed After Miami Herald Report Raises Questions

The trial of a man who is accused of brutally murdering his cellmate in a Florida prison has been delayed after The Miami Herald recently raised some concerns over how officials handled the investigation of the death, which may have been a set up.

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Following FCIR Story, New Legislation Proposed as Citizens Awareness Foundation Suspends Operations

Two Florida legislators proposed bills that would amend the public records laws to protect private companies doing business with state agencies. Open records advocates say the bills as written would impede access to public records.

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State Lawmakers Weigh Possible Prison Reform

Ahead of this year’s Legislative session state lawmakers are turning their eyes to one of Florida’s most problematic state agencies: its prison system.

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Washington Post Delves Into Jeb Bush Emails, Business Ties

Ahead of Jeb Bush’s plan to release emails to the public next year from his eight years as Florida’s governor, The Washington Post recently requested the emails. The paper also recently reveled a lucrative business connection tied to Obamacare.

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Tallahassee Police Release Reporter’s Personal Info In Massive Records Request

The Tallahassee Police Department recently released hundreds of police reports involving Florida State University athletes—as well as the personal information of the reporter who requested the records.

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Jeb Bush Says He’s Going To Release Emails From His Time In Office

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, exploring the possibility of running for president, will release about a quarter million emails from his time in office.

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