National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

Should Florida lawmakers allow more exemptions to the state’s ‘open government’ laws? This week, national media, in cooperatio

This week, national media, in cooperation with the First Amendment Foundation, is promoting citizen access to, and transparency in government.
This is Sunshine Week. At a time when distrust of government — local, state and national — appears to be at an all-time high, transparency and accountability has never been more important. This week, that importance to our participatory democracy is being recognized through Saturday.
When it comes to open government, Florida has tended to lead the nation. One could say that Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” is viewed as a sacred right by its residents, the media and even some politicians. It should be.
But there are continuous efforts by politicians, lobbyists and government officials to push the envelope. Indeed, there are already more than 1,000 exemptions to the state’s open government laws. Continue>>>
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