Florida courts give lobbyists a pass on ‘Sunshine’ laws

Three weeks ago, a misdemeanor case ended without much fanfare in Orange County, Florida. And yet, for lobbyists throughout the state, it was reason to uncork the champagne.

The case was against lobbyist Chris Dorworth, the former legislator at the center of the expressway-authority scandal that led to multiple indictments, one prison sentence and, ultimately, the disintegration of the entire agency. Continue…