New Times: Watchdog Groups to Call on Florida Legislature to Come Through With Ethics Reform and Open Government

New Times


By Chris Joseph

A Florida watchdog coalition, headed by the nonprofit group Integrity Florida, is scheduled to hold a news conference in Tallahassee on Wednesday morning to remind lawmakers of their promises to bring ethics reform and transparency to the Sunshine State’s government.
Joining Integrity Florida will be the First Amendment Foundation, Common Cause Florida, and Citizens Awareness Foundation. The groups are coming together to call Tallahassee to make sure to push a couple of open government and ethics reform bills that are stalled in the Florida Legislature.

Earlier in the year, Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz proposed a joint House and Senate five-point agenda for the state that included government transparency. READ MORE

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