Gov. Rick Scott’s office handed over public records showing the newly re-elected governor has in fact used a private email account to conduct public business.
There is more public records news here in the Sunshine State. This week a judge ruled Google and Yahoo will have to turn over some information about private email accounts used by Gov. Rick Scott and his staff. The ruling is part of a lawsuit claiming Scott’s administration has been skirting the state’s broad public records laws.
Fourteen media organizations have filed an amicus brief backing the Brevard County Clerk in a case regarding whether a local public/private economic development agency’s documents are subject to the state’s public records laws.
A fight over documents from GOP consultants regarding congressional maps drawn by the Florida Legislature reached the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Mark Schneider: A statewide review, directed by the Florida Society of News Editors as part of Sunshine Week, found that new privacy requirements are slowing down public access to court records.
Howard Goodman: Florida A&M University's Marching 100 has long been a joyous model of high-stepping, boisterous precision. But since the hazing death of a drum major, it has been an organization in crisis, its reputation in tatters.