Bills could make state government less open

The Florida First Amendment Foundation is tracking more than 80 bills in the Florida Legislature, some of which it says would hide important government records from public view.

The independent watchdog group released its list of bills Monday. It labelled some of the bills neutral in their effect on government openness but said it would oppose others. Those include a bill by Rep. Neil Combee, R-Polk City, to allow identities of applicants for top state university offices to remain anonymous.

The foundation said it's undecided on a bill by Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, to keep secret videos shot by police body cameras in private homes, schools and health care facilities. Continue>>>