Palm Beach Post: Commentary: 2014 legislative session dim for Florida Sunshine laws

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By Margie Menzel

Barbara Petersen is a national expert on open-government issues. She’s been president of the First Amendment Foundation since 1995, when it was started by a group of media organizations and she became its sole employee.

The foundation — of which The Palm Beach Post is a member — promotes the public’s constitutional right to oversee its government through the state’s government-in-the-sunshine and public-records laws. Before taking the job, Petersen was a staff attorney for the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Information Technology Resources.

The News Service of Florida has a few questions for Barbara Petersen:

QUESTION: You’ve called the 2014 legislative session a “very frustrating” one for government in the sunshine. Why? READ MORE

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