Judge orders state to release emails in suit over Gov. Scott’s plan for Mansion-area park

the Tampa Bay Times:

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Some governors left bronze statues behind. Others contributed a library or a sunroom to the Governor’s Mansion.

Gov. Rick Scott envisions a legacy that would create Governor’s Park, across a six block by three and a half block area in downtown Tallahassee.

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Florida First Amendment Foundation will hit the road in a statewide Sunshine Road Tour

From the Florida First Amendment Foundation:

(February 4, 2013) — Beginning February 4, the First Amendment Foundation will take to the highways for a statewide Sunshine Tour, meeting with editorial boards and citizens throughout Florida to talk about Sunshine in Government.

Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation, will be making the rounds across the state to discuss legislative proposals and possible reforms relating to transparency and access.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for December 28, 2012

State FOIA Friday News A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

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Newspaper: Some records withheld in TB outbreak

From San Francisco Chronicle:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When Jacksonville City Councilman Robin Lumb tried to ask questions about the recent tuberculosis outbreak among Jacksonville’s homeless, he was never able to get answers. … He wanted to know the implications of the Jacksonville outbreak, but the Duval County Health Department wouldn’t return emails, he said. He wasn’t the only one who couldn’t get an explanation.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for August 24, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Judge to hear arguments in public records dispute

DOVER — A Superior Court judge has scheduled oral arguments in a case that will determine if a Kent County sewer and water utility is subject to Delaware’s public records law or if the entity can continue to keep its detailed financial and operational documents private.

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