TCPalm: Despite bill’s demise, Negron’s effort to ensure public’s right to speak at meetings is appreciated

EDITORIAL

VALIANT EFFORT: Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, made a laudable effort during the 2011 Legislature to fix an apparent flaw in Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.

The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled last year that, while the law requires public meetings be open to the public, the law does not give the public the right to speak at the . . . → Read More: TCPalm: Despite bill’s demise, Negron’s effort to ensure public’s right to speak at meetings is appreciated

TCPalm: Florida Governor Rick Scott should veto legislation banning public access to recordings related to killings

EDITORIAL

In December 1996, Anderson Tate was arrested on driving violations and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail. Uncooperative, he was bound to a chair where he moaned, prayed, thrashed about and asked for help for three hours. Jail employees and deputies walked by him and ignored his pleas and at least one taunted him.

A video . . . → Read More: TCPalm: Florida Governor Rick Scott should veto legislation banning public access to recordings related to killings