Florida’s Government in the Sunshine laws are celebrated annually in the state during a week in March known as Sunshine Week. This feature brings together a collection of 6-voices speaking about their experiences with Florida’s Sunshine law, particularly from a local level. Length: 24:04
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With some exceptions, Florida’s constitution gives you the right to inspect or copy any public record made or received in connection with the official business of governments in Florida including our cities, counties, school boards and all entities created by law or the constitution. Additionally, all meetings of any of these bodies at which official acts are to be taken, discussed or transacted shall be open and notice provided to you.
You’ll hear from a state wide watchdog foundation, and locally, from a news editor, a media lawyer, 2-elected officials and a former city manager — each experienced in the nuance of open records and open meetings of your local and state government.