Editorial: FLORIDA BILL CHANGING SINGLE WORD OF PUBLIC RECORDS RULES COULD HAVE “DISASTROUS” EFFECT ON SUNSHINE LAWS

January 12, 2016 10:17 AM

Florida Sunshine Laws, which dictate transparency in government, could be significantly threatened — all with the change of a single word.

As reported by Noah Pransky of WTSP, a new bill by Sarasota Republican State Rep. Greg Steube is generating concern among open government advocates, who see it as “legislators trying to further erode citizens’ only avenue” of accessing public records.  Continue...

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