Opinion: Florida lawmakers continue to chip away at open government

The Ted Nugent Relief Act — a proposal to keep information on hunting and fishing licenses secret — is dead.

So is another bill that would have kept certain data about voters secret from the general public while still making it available to candidates, political parties and PACs.

And an attempt to undo access to public information in Florida as we know it was neutralized so that it gained the acceptance of the First Amendment Foundation.

With lawmakers set to go home on Friday, 2016 just might earn the distinction as the year that brought the least amount of damage to the state's public records laws in recent years. Continue…