Editorial: a cloud over Florida’s Sunshine Laws

In Florida we pride ourselves on our policy of government in the sunshine. We expect all aspects of lawmaking and enforcement to be transparent so voters can see and participate in our democratic process and have access to relevant information to hold elected officials accountable.

Most governors have honored this commitment to open government and have tried to follow the spirit of the law.

To his credit, while governor, Charlie Crist formed the Open Government Commission to address some of the loopholes in the current law and to deal with some needed changes because of technological advances. I had the pleasure of serving as the Senate representative. Continue>>>