Sunshine Law Requirements of Pertaining to The ASPCA Partnership
FAF Letter to FSU on Behalf of Farhood Basiri
FAF Letter to Palm Beach County on Behalf of Stanley Voice
Letter to City of Naples - Proposed Changes to City's Public Record Fee Policies
Letter to Nassau Humane Society
Letter to the City of Lake Wales
Letter to City of Destin - Economic Development Working Group
Letter to City Attorney, City of Palm Coast
Letter to Agency for Health Care Administration - Brian Lee
FAF Letter to Dir. Bryan Koon, DEM
FAF Response to St. Johns River Water Management District Letter
Letter from St. Johns River Water Management District
2013 Open Government Sunset Reviews Letter
Letter to St. Johns River Water Management District
Letter to the County of Volusia - Sunshine Law Issues in Echo Water Access Acquisition Program
Letter to Dr. Badger - FAMU Board of Trustees
Letter to Governor Scott - Project Sunburst
Open Government News
22 May 2013 | 11:56 pm
Civic panel for sunshine lawTimes of IndiaYou are here: Home » City » Mumbai. Breaking News: Civic panel for sunshine law. The writer has posted comments on this article Linah BaligaLinah Baliga, TNN | May 23, 2013, 05.16 AM IST.[…]Read more...
22 May 2013 | 6:35 am
Sparks Fly Over Claim That U. City Council Member Violated Mo. Sunshine LawWest End Word"This discussion tonight is a blatant, bullying attempt to use the Sunshine Law to limit political, free speech," he said. "Council comments are routinely presented without[…]Read more...
21 May 2013 | 4:20 am
Sanofi, Roll Global, Heineken, WWE: Intellectual PropertyBloombergThe musician performed at a city-owned venue and Barbara Peterson, president of the state's First Amendment Foundation, told the Sentinel that this is enough reason to release the data. An editorial writer for the[…]Read more...
Brazil's sunshine law is not evenly respected by government bodies one year ... - Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)17 May 2013 | 12:42 am
Brazil's sunshine law is not evenly respected by government bodies one year ...Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)Article 19 analyzed the responses from 141 access to information requests made by civil organizations to more than 70 government bodies[…]Read more...
15 May 2013 | 7:04 am
Stourbridge NewsSchool's Sunshine Week raises £1200 to help Clent youngstersStourbridge NewsIt's not the first time pupils have selected Sunfield as their chosen charity and headteacher Gareth Lloyd hinted their 'Sunfield Sunshine Week' could well become an annual event at Pedmore.[…]Read more...
8 May 2013 | 1:07 am
Secret ballot flies in face of state's Sunshine LawCall NewspapersGiven that the Sunshine Law states, "It is the public policy of this state that meetings, records, votes, actions, and deliberations of public governmental bodies be open to the public unless[…]Read more...
7 May 2013 | 9:51 pm
The Daily StatesmanDocument controversy sets off string of Sunshine law requestsThe Missouri TimesThe ongoing controversy over the the Department of Public Safety's document sharing procedures and the Missouri Department of Revenue's document scanning procedures has set off a string of[…]Read more...
7 May 2013 | 2:39 pm
TVA hiring of CEO Bill Johnson didn't violate Sunshine LawKnoxville News SentinelDirectors of the Tennessee Valley Authority didn't violate the federal Sunshine law when they hired Bill Johnson as chief executive last November without a public meeting, the utility's internal[…]Read more...
30 Apr 2013 | 2:28 am
Feds hide behind potential text message loophole in sunshine lawWashington TimesThe researcher who exposed former EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson's private email account is now taking aim at her potential successor — and is expanding the inquiry into the world[…]Read more...
25 Apr 2013 | 9:03 pm
County Commission attends Sunshine Law workshopThe Marshall Democrat-NewsSaline County Clerk Debbie Russell and the entire county commission attended a Sunshine Law workshop at the Workforce Development Office in Sedalia Wednesday, April 24. Russell reported on the workshop, which was presented[…]Read more...
Sunshine Litigation Award
The James C. Adkins/Sunshine Litigation Award was created to recognize the importance and continuing value of Justice Adkins' open government opinions while on the Florida Supreme Court and is given to an attorney in Florida who has made a significant contribution to the cause of furthering open government through litigation. The award presentation takes place during the annual meeting of the Florida Press Association and Florida Society of Newspaper Editors .
For his leadership in The Bert Fish Foundation, Inc. v. SE Volusia Hospital District
Andrea Flynn Mogensen
For her leadership in Lorenzo v. City of Venice
Sunshine Week Awards
The Sunshine Award recognizes the best political cartoon, op-ed/editorial, and article on open government for Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week is a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. An award will be granted for each of the three categories. There is no submission fee, and any article that is posted to the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors website (www.fsne.org) is automatically entered in the contest.
The 2011 awards were judged by Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director of the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press and incoming President of the National Freedom of Information Coalition Board of Directors. The Sunshine Awards were presented at the annual Florida Press Association and Florida Society of Newspaper Editors awards dinner on Friday, June 30 at The Vinoy in St. Petersburg.
- Best Article - Michael Bender, St. Petersburg Times
- Best Political Cartoon - Jeff Parker, Florida Today
- Best Editorial - The Palm Beach Post
- Best Column - Patsy Palmer, Esq., D’Alemberte & Palmer
The 2010 awards were judged by Mitch Pearlman, former Executive Director and General Counsel of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, and currently a trustee of the National Freedom of Information Coalition. In picking this year's winners, Mitch noted that he "found all the entries interesting and illuminating and especially pertinent during Sunshine Week. Thus, it was a difficult task to select the winning entries."
- Best Article - Marty Merzer, Associated Press
- Best Editorial - St. Augustine Record
- Best Political Cartoon - Jeff Parker, Florida Today
The 2009 awards were judged by Tom O'Hara, former managing editor of the Palm Beach Post and The Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Tom serves on the board of the National Freedom of Information Coalition and teaches in the communications program at Ohio State University. The Sunshine Awards were presented at the annual Florida Press Association and Florida Society of Newspaper Editors awards luncheon on Friday, July 10 at the Breakers hotel in West Palm Beach.
- Best Column - Jane Healy, Orlando Sentinel
- Best Editorial - Florida Today
- Best Political Cartoon - Rob Smith, Jr.
The Sunshine awards were judged by Professor Charles Davis, professor of journalism at the University of Missouri/Columbia, and executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition. The Sunshine Awards were presented at the annual Florida Press Association and Florida Society of Newspaper Editors awards luncheon on Friday, June 6 at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista.
The 2008 Sunshine Award winners are: