Florida's Government in the Sunshine Law is getting a little cloudy from three dozen bills that, if passed, would create exceptions ranging from not disclosing finalists for top state university and college jobs to exempting addresses and other information on all former and active members of the military.
For average citizens, it means less information on a wide range of issues to which they have had access for at least five decades. That also means less opportunity to have a say in issues or decisions being made that affect them.
Florida's Government in the Sunshine Law — the foundation for later evolution in access to public records, various meetings and prohibitions against secret meetings — was passed by the Florida Legislature in 1967. Continue>>>