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FSNE Board Meeting Minutes 1/29/2013

FSNE Board Meeting Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Tallahassee Democrat Present: Sam Morley, Doug Ray, Dave Carlson, Jim Baltzelle, McNelly Torres, Rick Hirsch, Frank Denton, Mike Wilson On conference call: Mark Russell, Cory Lancaster, Chris Porter, Kenny Irby, Dennis Durkee We started with a brief presentation from Andy McLeod of Visit Florida, who wanted the board…
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Jan. 29 quarterly board meeting, 2 p.m. AGENDA

Formal vote on Bob Gabordi (Vice President) and Mike Wilson (Secretary-Treasurer). Russell Aproval of October board minutes. Minutes emailed to board members and posted on FSNE website. Russell Financial report. Russell Legislative update. Sam Morley Contest update, including new student category. Be sure to discuss how to failsafe entry fees. Porter , Wilson. Sunshine Week.…
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Florida Society of News Editors meeting Minutes from meeting at Lynn University on Oct. 15, 2012

Present: Mark Russell, president Frank Denton Manny Garcia Bob Gabordi Jim Baltzelle David Carlson Dennis Ryerson Phil Lewis Ken Irby Chris Porter McNelly Torres Mike Wilson Cory Lancaster Gil Thelen, executive director   Mark Russell, president, welcomed Ken and Phil to the meeting and the FSNE board.   Mark, welcome and thanked Lynn for good…
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FSNE July Meeting Minutes

July 2012 FSNE board minutes Present: Cory Lancaster, Mark Russell, Jim Baltzelle, David Carlson, Mike Connelly, Frank Denton, Dennis Durkee and Antonio Fins (conference call), Bob Gabordi, Manny Garcia, Chris Porter, Gil Thelen, Mc Nelly Torres (conference call) Meeting called to order by Lancaster at 2:01 p.m. July 5, 2012. Approval of minutes from May…
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Study rates Florida ethics, ‘corruptibility’

Updated: Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 6:35 PM EDT Published : Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 3:44 PM EDT TAMPA – Florida received a grade of C-minus, but that was still good enough to tie for 18th best with three other states in a first-of-its-kind assessment of corruptibility released Monday. The report praises Florida’s open-records and open-meetings “Sunshine” laws. It faults…
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When it comes to lobbying, Florida Sunshine laws are dark

Florida’s Sunshine Law does not shine fully on the sometimes shadowy world of lobbying, a new report found. BY TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAU TALLAHASSEE — Florida has some of the nation’s most expansive open records policies, but its Sunshine Law does not adequately regulate the sometimes shadowy role of lobbyists, according to a national report…
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Mayor creates Office of Public Accountability

03/19/2012 by Joe Wilhelm Jr., Staff Writer Mayor Alvin Brown marked the end of Sunshine Week last week by signing legislation that approved a director and funding for the new Ethics, Compliance and Oversight Office and announced the creation of the Office of Public Accountability. The mayor’s signature was the last step for ordinances 2012-10,…
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Florida Public Records and Sunshine Law Seminar

2012 Florida Public Records and Sunshine Law Seminar John A. Crawford, Nassau County Clerk of the Circuit Court, will host a Florida Public Records and Sunshine Law Seminar on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Nassau County Judicial Annex in Yulee, Florida.   Barbara A. Petersen, President of the First Amendment Foundation, will share her knowledge and experience regarding…
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Autonomy is a must for effective civilian review

March 18, 2012 Last August, when Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings finally convened his Citizens Advisory Committee, he declared: “We have asked you to do a bit of very, very serious business for Orange County.” An understatement. After all, the committee was conceived in the wake of community blow-back in the controversial Torey Breedlove case.…
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Letter: Port St. Lucie council politics plays out in handling of Taylor incident

Gary Palmese, Port St. Lucie Letter: Council politics plays out in handling of Taylor incident After reading the March 8 letters regarding Gabrielle Taylor’s alleged DUI incident, I happen to agree with Chuck Johnson and Police Chief Brian Reuther‘s reply. It is the discretion of the police officer as to what follows. Inasmuch as I’m not…
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