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Sunshine State Still Has Shadows Over Open Records Laws

Florida earned a score of 61 (D-), tying it for 30th among 50 in the ranking and assessment of state government accountability and transparency by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity.

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Gov. Rick Scott vetoed more than $427 million from the state budget. (Photo courtesy of Rick Scott.)

Scott’s Budget Vetoes Hit Florida Cities Hardest

The record budget cuts are most evident in Florida’s most populous counties -- Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Duval, Orange and Pinellas -- which together will absorb more than $164 million in cuts to programs and infrastructure specifically intended for those counties.

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FCIR Staffers Win Two National Headliner Awards

Staff members for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting won two honors in the 82nd National Headliner Awards, one of the oldest and largest journalism contests in the nation.