Gainesville Sun: Editorial: Barriers to records

Gainsville Sun

Florida lawmakers need to take a stand for open government, rather than allowing barriers to stand in the way of public records.

They have a chance to do so by passing SB 1648. The measure would mark the most significant strengthening of the state’s open government laws in two decades, said Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation in Tallahassee.

The legislation would prevent government agencies from charging excessive fees for public records, a particular problem with state universities. READ MORE

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