Citrus County Chronicle: Transparency resistance troubling

EDITORIAL

A dark cloud hangs over Florida state government these days, threatening the state’s much-heralded Sunshine Laws.

At issue is a request to the State Board of Administration (SBA) by state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, to release documents concerning an investment into Starboard Value and Opportunity, a hedge find spin-off of Ramius LLC. Ramius’ president, Thomas . . . → Read More: Citrus County Chronicle: Transparency resistance troubling

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