The News-Press: Governor must honor open records vow

EDITORIAL

Gov. Rick Scott has been criticized for failing to support Florida’s strong legacy of open government, but he could rebut his critics by vetoing bills making it harder for the press or citizens to check out suspicious deaths, abuse of seniors and public airport records.

It’s a chance for Scott to redeem his vow to champion open government, and help dispel the fear that his private business background makes him unsympathetic to the robust open meetings and records principles enshrined in Florida law and the state constitution.

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