St. Petersburg Times: Gov. Rick Scott’s original transition e-mails accidentally deleted, state now says

BY MICHAEL C. BENDER

TALLAHASSEE

The e-mail accounts of Rick Scott and most of the governor-elect’s transition team were deleted soon after he took office, potentially erasing public records that state law requires be kept.

Scott’s team acknowledged for the first time this week that the private company providing e-mail service deleted the records as early as mid January, . . . → Read More: St. Petersburg Times: Gov. Rick Scott’s original transition e-mails accidentally deleted, state now says

TC Palm: Florida’s First Amendment Foundation seminars offer Treasure Coast officials opportunity to gain better understanding of state’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law

EDITORIAL

Some elected officials and government employees on the Treasure Coast could use a refresher course in Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.

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Minutes from June 30, 2011, board meeting in St. Pete

Present: Jim Baltzelle, president; Cory Lancaster, vice president; Patty Cox, secretary-treasurer; Rick Hirsch, past president; Gil Thelen, executive director; Mark Russell, Chris Porter, Frank Denton, Terry Eberle, Mike Connelly, Manny Garcia, Barbara Petersen, Larry Sullivan, Bob Gabordi, Dave Carlson. On the phone: Tony Fins.

Baltzelle called the meeting to order at 8:36 a.m. He introduced and welcomed . . . → Read More: Minutes from June 30, 2011, board meeting in St. Pete

St. Petersburg Times: Florida state investment chief says transparency was a big issue for lawmakers in 2011

BY AARON SHAROCKMAN, Times Staff Writer

Facing criticisms about the handling of the state’s $130 billion investment portfolio, the executive director and chief investment officer of the State Board of Administration tried to reassure Gov. Rick Scott that everything is fine.

The back-and-forth between SBA executive director Ash Williams and Scott came Tuesday during a meeting of the . . . → Read More: St. Petersburg Times: Florida state investment chief says transparency was a big issue for lawmakers in 2011