Tallahassee Democrat: Governor needs to defend open government


We’ve said it here countless times — the openness of government in Florida is a model for the nation, and something to be treasured and preserved by its citizens.

Yet every year, there are attempts to chip away at open government, and this year is no exception.

The First Amendment Foundation, a private, nonpartisan guardian of Florida’s Sunshine and public records laws, keeps a careful watch on attempts to erode open government, and it has marked several bills of concern this year. All deserve a veto by Gov. Rick Scott.

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