The Palm Beach Post: Keep public notices in the sunshine

BY DOMINIC M. CALABRO

We at Florida TaxWatch hold dear the independent, unfiltered manner of government entities placing public notices in local newspapers of record. If House Bill 89, which proposes moving public notices to government-run websites, would save a great deal of taxpayer money, Florida TaxWatch would have been a vocal proponent.

No one is more committed . . . → Read More: The Palm Beach Post: Keep public notices in the sunshine

The Palm Beach Post: Make all complaints against judges public

Last year, hundreds of complaints were filed against Florida’s judges, but the public got to see only three – the ones where the organization that investigates judicial misbehavior decided to file disciplinary charges. The rest, Florida’s Constitution decrees, must stay secret.

This is not a good way to monitor a branch of government. Ethics complaints against all . . . → Read More: The Palm Beach Post: Make all complaints against judges public

St. Petersburg Times wins ASNE award

The American Society of News Editors recognized three Florida publications in its annual journalism contest.

Michael Kruse of the St. Petersburg Times won the Distinguished Writing Award for Nondeadline Writing.

Additionally, the staff of The Palm Beach Post were finalists for the Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News Reporting, and Paige St. John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune was . . . → Read More: St. Petersburg Times wins ASNE award