Daytona Beach News-Journal: State attorney to host Sunshine Law seminar

STAFF REPORT

State Attorney R.J. Larizza will co-host a public records and Government in the Sunshine seminar on Friday in St. Augustine.

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, is designed to help people who work in government understand Florida’s public records law. The purpose, organizers said, is to help “avoid unintended violations” of the . . . → Read More: Daytona Beach News-Journal: State attorney to host Sunshine Law seminar

Sun Sentinel: Former editor Earl Maucker enters political arena

BY ANTHONY MAN

Former Sun Sentinel editor Earl Maucker, who served as an appointed Lighthouse Point commissioner early this year, must have liked his couple of months as a government official.

Maucker said Tuesday he’s running for a full term on the Lighthouse Point City Commission. He was editor of the Sun Sentinel for 16 years before retiring . . . → Read More: Sun Sentinel: Former editor Earl Maucker enters political arena

St. Petersburg Times: Florida senator wants to end secrecy on tax incentives for businesses

BY MICHAEL C. BENDER

TALLAHASSEE — A Republican state senator wants to end secrecy surrounding deals that use tax dollars to lure companies to Florida or that keep existing businesses from leaving.

“Once the deal is signed, all the details should be open to the public,” said Nancy Detert, R-Venice, chairwoman of the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee.

The . . . → Read More: St. Petersburg Times: Florida senator wants to end secrecy on tax incentives for businesses

St. Petersburg Times: A new name that fits the Times

BY PAUL TASH
Times Chairman and CEO

Since I started here as a reporter in 1978, I have answered my phone with some version of “St. Pete Times.” I will need to learn a new habit.

Starting Jan. 1, this newspaper will become the Tampa Bay Times. The new name reflects the growth of our newspaper and our vision . . . → Read More: St. Petersburg Times: A new name that fits the Times