The Paul Hansell Award for Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism

Deadline to enter: April 5, 2013

The Paul Hansell Award for Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism will be presented at the Florida Society of News Editors annual convention during a luncheon Friday, July 19 at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes in Orlando. The contest is open to all individuals who write for a Florida newspaper. The winner . . . → Read More: The Paul Hansell Award for Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT RULING

Sunshine
In Lakeland
District
Two substantial events took place in Tallahassee on Friday: completion of the Florida
Legislature’s annual 60-day session — scheduled two months early this year to provide time for
the Florida Supreme Court to rule on new voting districts drawn by the Legislature for the state
House and Senate, and the U.S. House — and the court’s ruling itself.
The . . . → Read More: FLORIDA SUPREME COURT RULING

Sunshine Week Editorial

As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, it is my duty to be a watchdog for how our government spends

Floridians’ hard-earned tax dollars. There are few things more important than holding our government

accountable. Accountability requires transparency, a principle of which Florida has consistently been on

the cutting edge. With groundbreaking legislation in 1909 and again in 1967, Florida’s government . . . → Read More: Sunshine Week Editorial

The Villages Daily Sun Sunshine Sunday editorial

Open records help ensure an open political process

Trying to separate the unvarnished truth from the spin that is filling the airwaves during this presidential election season?
Perhaps it’s time to become proactive and undertake your own search for the facts about the respective candidates’ stands on the issues that are important to you.
That search may include doing . . . → Read More: The Villages Daily Sun Sunshine Sunday editorial