St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald: E-mails deleted from Gov. Rick Scott’s iPad as more records requests go unfulfilled

BY MICHAEL C. BENDER, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

TALLAHASSEE — For a second time, e-mails to and from Florida Gov. Rick Scott have been deleted in possible violation of state law.

Scott’s team acknowledged in August, months after a Times/Herald request for transition records, that dozens of e-mail accounts had been deleted from a private computer server where the documents . . . → Read More: St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald: E-mails deleted from Gov. Rick Scott’s iPad as more records requests go unfulfilled

Miami Herald: Florida gets a B for transparency in government websites

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That’s according to a study by the Sunshine Review, a nonprofit  organization  that analyzes state and local government websites using a transparency checklist.

The  group recognized several local entities for having outstanding  government websites that provide information on budgets, elected  officials,  open meetings laws and taxes, among other criteria.
Read . . . → Read More: Miami Herald: Florida gets a B for transparency in government websites

Daytona Beach News-Journal: Open government is your right — learn how to use it

BY PAT RICE, NEWS-JOURNAL EDITOR

Consider this column your personal invitation to attend an event where you can learn about Florida’s Sunshine Laws, and how you can use those laws to ensure that you know how local and state government conducts the taxpayers’ business.

The “2011 Sunshine Seminar” is sponsored by The First Amendment Foundation and The News-Journal. . . . → Read More: Daytona Beach News-Journal: Open government is your right — learn how to use it

Sun-Sentinel: Employers getting state money for jobs can go unnamed for a year

BY MARCIA HEROUX POUNDS

Secrecy is often a part of negotiating for a new headquarters or an expansion
of a company in Florida. But even when the deal is done, Florida’s economic
development agency often keeps the employer’s identity from the public for 12
months.

Sometimes, regional agencies announce the newly relocating company and jobs
promised, but don’t disclose cash incentives awarded . . . → Read More: Sun-Sentinel: Employers getting state money for jobs can go unnamed for a year

The Ledger: First Amendment seminar to shed light on public record laws

The First Amendment Foundation is hosting a Sunshine Seminar in Orlando on Sept. 26 to provide an overview of Florida’s public records and public meeting requirements.

The seminars are helpful for anyone who uses public records as well as for agency employees who are required to stay current on the law. Additionally, all attendees receive a Government-in-the-Sunshine . . . → Read More: The Ledger: First Amendment seminar to shed light on public record laws