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Daily Caller: Florida State Attorney Wants $180,000 For Grieving Mother’s Open Records Request

  By Chuck Ross A Florida mother who believes her daughter was murdered wants answers, and the office of Florida state attorney Angela Corey wants nearly $180,000 to provide them. Angel King submitted a public records request to Florida’s Fourth … Continue reading

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Florida Times Union: JaxPort says environmental group should drop its public-records lawsuit

  Port and its consultant say allegations of secrecy miss the mark By Nate Monroe The Jacksonville Port Authority is asking a Florida environmental group to dismiss its public-records lawsuit against the port “before any more significant time or money is … Continue reading

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Palm Beach Post: All Aboard Florida tries to block public records request

  By Kim Miller All Aboard Florida filed a lawsuit last month in Leon County trying to block the release of a public records request for information regarding its federal loan application, economic impact statements and the company’s ridership survey. … Continue reading

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Brevard Times: News Associations To File Legal Briefs In Florida Sunshine Law Case

  DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Several news associations will ask Florida’s 5th District Court of Appeal for leave to file legal briefs in the Florida Sunshine Act’s Public Records Law appellate case between the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space … Continue reading

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FAU Fails Public Records Test

By Dylan Bouscher If obeying public records laws came down to passing a two-question quiz, Florida Atlantic University would fail after barely guessing the right answer once. On two separate occasions, the Citizens Awareness Foundation made in person requests to … Continue reading

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Sunshine State News: Matt Gaetz’s Lawsuit Accuses FDOT of Withholding Public Records

By: DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Acting in his capacity as a litigator and not as a legislator, Rep. Matt Gaetz is accusing state transportation officials of stonewalling on a public records request made by a client seeking information … Continue reading

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Tampa Tribune: Fired detective investigated for tax fraud

  By Elaine Silvestrini | Tribune Staff TAMPA — Federal authorities are investigating whether a fired Tampa detective took personal information from homicide victims and police databases and used the data for tax fraud, according to explosive details contained in court documents … Continue reading

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FCIR: Miami Herald: Allegations Of Abuse Of Mentally-Ill In Florida Prison

By Ashley Lopez Florida Center for Investigative Reporting A new investigative report from The Miami Herald this week profiles a prison in Miami-Dade County where employees have been accused of abusing mentally-ill inmates for “sport.” According to the Herald, three former employees of the … Continue reading

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Florida Times Union: Big League Dreams project strikes out with Clay County Development Authority

    The Clay County Development Authority is ending its relationship with Big League Dreams for a proposed mega ballpark, multisport recreation complex in Middleburg. Because it would cost too much county money to build the sports park to Big … Continue reading

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ACLU Files Federal Complaint Challenging Single-Sex Class Program Rooted in Stereotypes at Florida’s Second Largest School District

Program in 18 Hillsborough County schools is based on junk science about differences between boys’ and girls’ brains; Gov. Scott just signed bill which could expand potentially discriminatory programs throughout the state May 13, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, … Continue reading

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