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FL has finally released the names of long-term care facilities with...

After concerns about transparency and the public's right to know, the Florida Department of Health this weekend identified the names of long-term care facilities...

Environmentalist Hurchalla: ‘I’m okay, the First Amendment is not’

A unanimous Florida Supreme Court has refused to review a $4.4-million verdict against environmentalist Maggy Hurchalla for urging the Martin County Commission to back...

A year ago in January, Ron DeSantis became FL Gov. DeSantis:...

At an inaugural ceremony in Tallahassee on Jan. 8, 2019, former congressman Ron DeSantis was sworn in as Florida's governor.We’ve heard what DeSantis thinks...

Florida officials send a $2,700 bill for public records about their...

The state wants the Florida Phoenix to pay more than $2,700 before it will turn over public records relating to a trip that Gov....

First Amendment champion and “fierce advocate for all Floridians,” Barbara Petersen...

A passionate fighter for the public’s right to know and holding government accountable, attorney Barbara Petersen has served 25 years as president of the...

Judge rejects bid by First Amendment Foundation, media companies, to block...

Update: Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey has declined to block the meeting between the governor and Cabinet planned for Wednesday in Jerusalem. Dempsey cited the...

Just to let the public know: It wasn’t a stellar year...

Lawmakers this spring passed legislation to keep information secret from the public, even though open meetings and public records have been a cornerstone of...

FL Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady issues order to cut restrictions...

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady has come to the aid of Floridians who want to see public records stashed in county...

More secrecy than sunshine: Lawmakers push for exemptions to public records,...

Florida has long been known for “government-in-the-sunshine” – laws that promote transparency and the public’s right to know about elected officials, open meetings and...

South FL lawmaker tries to tweak controversial new victims’ rights measure...

(Update) As the Phoenix reported last month, there’s been confusion among Florida law enforcement agencies about how to comply with “Marsy’s Law,” a victims’...

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