The Florida Law Journal: Advocates say Sunshine Law under attack

Activists worry bills could keep evidence out of public knowledge.

By BILL RUFTY
Political Editor, The Ledger

LAKELAND | Florida’s landmark Government in the Sunshine Law is being attacked again, public records advocates say.

But the proposed bills aren’t always clearly ‘‘good” or ‘‘bad,” making it harder to decide to support or oppose them.

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The Ledger: Advocates say Sunshine Law under attack

BY BILL RUFTY

Florida’s landmark Government in the Sunshine Law is being attacked again, public records advocates say.

But the proposed bills aren’t always clearly ‘‘good” or ‘‘bad,” making it harder to decide to support or oppose them.

For instance, one bill provides an exemption from public records requirements for photographs and video and audio recordings that depict or . . . → Read More: The Ledger: Advocates say Sunshine Law under attack

The Ledger: Scott Removes Wauchula Official For Violating Florida’s Sunshine Law, Four Others Resigned

BY JASON GEARY

LAKELAND — A Wauchula city commissioner has been removed from public office by Gov. Rick Scott for attending closed-to-the-public meetings and another four have resigned.

Scott issued an executive order Friday suspending and removing Daniel Graham for violating Florida’s Sunshine Law.

Olivia Minshew, acting city manager, confirmed Monday that resignation letters have been received for David . . . → Read More: The Ledger: Scott Removes Wauchula Official For Violating Florida’s Sunshine Law, Four Others Resigned