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Times/Herald: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is e-mailing again

BY MICHAEL C. BENDER TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is e-mailing again. But this time with a state account. Scott declined a state e-mail address after he took office, saying he didn’t want to create public records. But on Aug. 1, Scott activated a new account, public records show. Read more here.

Times/Herald: Gov. Rick Scott e-mails ‘cleaned out’ from third source

BY MICHAEL C. BENDER TALLAHASSEE — E-mails on Gov. Rick Scott’s BlackBerry may have been lost in another technology mix-up inside his office. Scott and his staff have acknowledged that his account and at least 37 others from his two-month transition — a crucial stretch after Election Day when key hires are made and a…
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St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald: E-mails deleted from Gov. Rick Scott’s iPad as more records requests go unfulfilled

BY MICHAEL C. BENDER, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — For a second time, e-mails to and from Florida Gov. Rick Scott have been deleted in possible violation of state law. Scott’s team acknowledged in August, months after a Times/Herald request for transition records, that dozens of e-mail accounts had been deleted from a private computer server…
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Miami Herald: Florida gets a B for transparency in government websites

Naked Politics Blog That’s according to a study by the Sunshine Review, a nonprofit  organization  that analyzes state and local government websites using a transparency checklist. The  group recognized several local entities for having outstanding  government websites that provide information on budgets, elected  officials,  open meetings laws and taxes, among other criteria. Read more here.

St. Petersburg Times: Gov. Rick Scott’s original transition e-mails accidentally deleted, state now says

BY MICHAEL C. BENDER TALLAHASSEE The e-mail accounts of Rick Scott and most of the governor-elect’s transition team were deleted soon after he took office, potentially erasing public records that state law requires be kept. Scott’s team acknowledged for the first time this week that the private company providing e-mail service deleted the records as…
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Miami Herald: Teen’s death in West Palm Beach lockup raises questions about new law

State juvenile justice administrators have a tape of a dying teen in custody in Palm Beach County. Two lockup workers have been fired and several others suspended. BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER Two weeks after a controversial state law took effect making it illegal for government agencies to make photos or recordings of a death public,  the…
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Miami Herald parent sells land for $236 million; newspaper operations unaffected

BY DOUGLAS HANKS Asia’s third largest casino company is paying $236 million for the 14 acres of waterfront land surrounding The Miami Herald, a deal that means a new home for the publishing company and a major new player in downtown Miami’s development boom. The surprise announcement came after a long-stalled deal for adjoining Herald…
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House Speaker Dean Cannon wants records on all complaints against judges to be open to the public

BY BILL KACZOR, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — House Speaker Dean Cannon wants records on all complaints against judges to be open to the public. Those proposals also would require changing the Florida Constitution. Read: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/07/2102018/house-speaker-wants-2-florida.html#ixzz1G8Li63Im