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.
News organizations have teamed up with lawyers and open records advocates to file a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet over the firing of the former chief of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
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.
Columbia Journalism Review discusses in-depth FCIR's recent story on Citizens Awareness Foundation and its abuse of Florida's Sunshine law.
Court records and emails reviewed by FCIR show how a foundation and a law firm make money off the Sunshine law.
As this year’s Legislative session nears an end, there are a handful of bills making their way through both chambers that could expand public record loopholes. Already, one bill has passed.