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Meetings Access - General

City racks up attorneys' fees December 2015 (39:12), p. 3

Commissioners face allegations of Sunshine Law violations December 2015 (39:12), p. 3

JEA faces Sunshine scrutiny December 2015 (39:12), p. 1

Trespass misuse may violate Sunshine Law November 2015 (39:11), The Back Page

Improvement district officials charged in Sunshine Law case November 2015 (39:11), p. 3

Official pleads no contest in Sunshine suit November 2015 (39:11), p. 2

Judge rules in Sunshine case November 2015 (39:11), p. 1

Citizen group files Sunshine suit November 2015 (39:11), p. 1

Scripted meetings lead to board resignations November 2015 (39:11), p. 1

Ex-mayor faces Sunshine trial October 2015 (39:10), p. 3

Sunshine Law trial indefinitely postponed October 2015 (39:10), p. 3

Parent sues over school meeting September 2015 (39:09), p. 1

Court's dismissal of Dorworth's public meetings charge upheld September 2015 (39:09), p. 1

Jaguars' closed meeting raises Sunshine questions August 2015 (39:08), p. 2

Parents question school meeting August 2015 (39:08), p. 1

Officials meet about monkey farm lawsuit August 2015 (39:08), p. 1

Discussion raises questions July 2015 (39:07), p.3

Mayor files complaint July 2015 (39:07), p.3

Cabinet agrees to settle Sunshine lawsuit July 2015 (39:07), p.1

Training raises Sunshine questions June 2015 (39:06), p.3

Cabinet lawsuit may settle June 2015 (39:06), p.1

Cabinet hires lawyer, raises questions May 2015 (39:05), p.2

Meetings raise Sunshine questions May 2015 (39:05), p.2

State Attorney clears officials in investigation May 2015 (39:05), p.2

Cabinet agrees to open firing April 2015 (39:04), p.3

Court upholds Jacksonville Sunshine Law violation November 2014 (38:11), p.1

Court upholds Jacksonville Sunshine Law violation November 2014 (38:11), p.1

Judge ruled State Attorney broke records law October 2014 (38:10), p.1

Agency will remain public October 2014 (38:10), p.1

Officials trip raises Sunshine Law questions September 2014 (38:9), p.3

Expressway charge dropped September 2014 (38:9), p.1

Commission removes comment 'kill switch' August 2014 (38:08), p.1

Jacksonville pension reform to meet in sunshine June 2014 (38:06), p.2

Committee to hold 'cure' meeting June 2014 (38:06), p.3

Pensacola Chamber plans to move out of Sunshine May 2014 (38:05), p.3

Ethics Commission asks for right to speak clarification April 2014 (38:04), p.3

Commission cures secret ballot vote April 2014 (38:04), p.3

Investigation delays toll authority hire March 2014 (38:03), p.1.

Port St. Lucie faces civil suit March 2014 (38:03), p.3.

Groveland investigation ends March 2014 (38:03), p.3.

Jacksonville newspaper wins open meetings suit February 2014 (38:02), p. 1.

Times-Union decision has broad Sunshine implications February 2014 (38:02), p. The Back Page.

Sarasota, commissioner settle open meetings lawsuit January 2014 (38:01), p.1.

Right to speak at meetings law passed January 2014 (38:01), Freedom of Information Report, p.2.

Pensacola Chamber moves out of Sunshine for fundraising January 2014 (38:01), p.2.

Groveland mayor resigns amid investigation of city officials January 2014 (38:01), p. 1.

Sarasota Committee meetings now open to the public December 2013 (37:12), p.3

County breaks up Animal Board for re-evaluation December 2013 (37:12), p.3

Judge hears arguments in Jacksonville Sunshine Case December 2013 (37:12), p.3

County breaks up Animal Board for re-evaluation December 2013 (37:12), p.3

Orlando Expressway Authority allegedly broke Sunshine Law November 2013 (37:11), p. 3.

FAF, resident say shade meetings violated the law August 2013 (37:8), p. 1.

Chamber's step into the Sunshine is not so scary August 2013 (37:8), p. The Back Page

Threat of litigation cost Sarasota $100K donation July 2013 (37:7), p. 2.

Group reaches agreement over contract award July 2013 (37:7), p. 2.

Judge grants injunction against Sarasota task force June 2013 (37:6), p. 3.

Officials withheld meetings notice May 2013 (37:5), p. 3.

Windermere awarded $90K in Sunshine lawsuit May 2013 (37:5), p.1

Complaint aids changes for charter system meetings December 2012 (36:12), p.3

Florida State College corrects decade-old sunshine Law error August 2012 (36:8), p. 2

Environmental groups sue commission for alleged violations April 2012 (36:4), p. 3

Judge throws out Sunshine suit but blasts policy August 2011 (35:8), p. 1

Lawmakers fail to protect right to speak at meetings.July 2011 (35:7), The Back Page

Newspaper questions college board's workshops (Fort Myers) July 2011 (35:7), p. 2

Two removed from search panel (Lakeland) May 2011 (35:5), p. 1

Activist sues Riviera Beach, alleges secret meeting March 2011 (35:3), p. 2

Riviera Beach pays 85K in legal fees to activisit February 2011 (35:2), p. 2

Riviera Beach loses appeal on meeting minutes December 2010 (34:12), p. 2

Supreme Court rules no violation in Orioles deal December 2010 (34:12), p. 1

Court declines case on right to speak at meetings December 2010 (34:12), p. 1

St. Augustine anniversary plans bring Sunshine woes November 2010 (34:11), p. 2

Martin economic board agrees to transparency November 2010 (34:11), p. 2

Citizens groups appeal baseball ruling to Fla. Supreme Court October 2010 (34:10), p. 3

Developer alleges Sunshine Law violated in application process September 2010 (34:9), p. 3

AGO: Property value magistrates subject to Sunshine July 2010 (34:7), p. 5

Police chief admits to tipping off prosecutors July 2010 (34:7), p. 2

Six Florida agencies receive transparency awards (Ocala) July 2010 (34:7), p. 2

Newspaper questions hospital meeting ID policy (Miami) June 2010 (34:6), p. 2

City's FOIA suit draws Sunshine accusations (Valparaiso) June 2010 (34:6), p. 2

Board members' break comments draw criticism (Sarasota) June 2010 (34:6), p. 1

Station objects to use of footage (Panama City) May 2010 (34:5), p. 3

Tampa airport struggles with Sunshine law (Tampa) April 2010 (34:4), p. 2

AGO opinion addresses student records in meetings April 2010 (34:4), p.1

Appeals court: No right to speak at open meetingsApril 2010 (34:4), p. 1

1st DCA: Alachua violated records, meetings laws (Tallahassee) March 2010 (34:3), p. 1

Citizens groups launch two open government lawsuits in Sarasota March 2010 (34:3), p. 1

AGO: Economic group not subject to Sunshine February 2010 (34:2), p.1

Agency refutes Sunshine coverage January 2010 (34:1), p. 3

New software adoptions aim to improve access, efficiency January 2010 (34:1), p. 3

Board sued over comment time January 2010 (34:1), p. 2

Closed meeting may violate law (Wakulla county) January 2010 (34:1), p. 2

Texas open meetings law may be unconstitutional (Texas) July 2009 (33.7), p. 2

Illinois governor threatens paper (Chicago) January 2009 (33:7), p. 1

Audit shows noncompliance (Tallahassee) January 2009 (33:1), p. 1

County attacks Sunshine Law (Nassau County) January 2009 (33:1), p. 2

Suit claims U.S. Sugar talks illegal (West Palm Beach) October 2008 (32:10), p. 1

Jacksonville records come up short (Jacksonville) August 2007 (31:8), p. 2

Attorney's firing center of probe (Monroe County) June 2006 (30:6), p. 3

Synagogue: City met illegally to decide fate of residential site (Hollywood) June 2006 (30:6), p. 3

Lehigh planning group asks attendees to leave meeting (Lehigh) June 2006 (30:6), p. 3

Airline group stops taping after request (Orlando) June 2006 (30:6), p. 3

Attorneys: Meeting not a violation (Tallahassee) June 2006 (30:6), p. 1

Ten board members found guilty (Bartow) June 2006 (30:6), p. 1

Court: Private hospital exempt (DeLand) June 2006 (30:6), p. 1

Citizens should take advantage of mediation program May 2006 (30:5), The Back Page

Republican Party boots reporters from speech (Lake Buena Vista) April 2006 (30:4), p. 1

Jet fuel company sues Sanford (Sanford) March 2006 (30:3, p. 1

Board members cleared of meeting violation (Palatka) Nov. 2005 (29:11), p. 1

Legislators enact 13 new exemptions (Tallahassee) July 2005 (29:7) p. 1

Citizens suits not allowed under federal open meetings provision (San Francisco) May 2005 (29: 5) p. 1.

Originator of state Sunshine Law dies at 91 (Tampa) May 2005 (29:5), p. 1.

AGO: Open Meetings Law applies to volunteer fire department meetings (Tallahassee) Nov. 2004 (28:11), p. 2.

AGO: PRIDE is subject to Open Meetings Law (Tallahassee) Nov. 2004 (28:11), p. 2.

Court judge rules groups' meetings are open to public (Citrus County) Oct. 2004 (28:10), p. 1.

Organization sues city, claims violation (Boca Raton) Sept. 2004. (28:9), p. 3.

Attorney General's Office: Open government mediation. June 2004. (28:6), The Back Page.

Florida Crown Workforce director won't contest Sunshine infraction (Lake City) June 2004 (28:6), p. 2.

Transit decisions to be televised (Pinellas County) March 2003 (27:3), p. 1.

Judge decided arts council is private (Orlando) December 2002 (26:12), p.3

Panel: Meetings should have been open (Atlanta) November 2002 (26:11), p. 3

Golf course will follow opinion (Stuart) October 2002 (26:10), p. 3

Attorney General says city needs to read or sign minutes in public (Tallahassee) September 2002 (26:9), p. 3

Bulletin board discussions violate Sunshine Law (Brooksville) June 2002 (26:6), p 3

Press denied access to federal hearing (Orlando) December 2001 (25:12), p. 3

Appeal dropped in Open Meetings case (Key Largo) November 2001, (25:11), p. 3

Resident to challenge Sunshine ruling (Fernandina Beach) November 2001, (25:11) p. 3

AGO: Informal meetings, workshops can be held online (Tallahassee) November 2001, (25:11), p. 3

City rejects resolution to allow phone voting (Boyton) November 2001, (25:11) p. 1

Carnival contract not Sunshine violation (Tampa) October 2001, (25:10), p. 3

Judge OKs Miami airport contract (Miami), October 2001 (25:10), p. 3

Former mayor sues city over 1994 removal from office, August 2001, (25:8), p. 3

Former legislator faces Sunshine Law trial, July 2001, (25:7), p. 4

Sunshine Laws dimmed during recent session (An analysis by Sandra Chance) July 2001 (25:7), p. 8

Contract voided over open meetings violations (Marathon), July 2001 (25:7), p. 1

Court upholds close parental rights hearings, May 2001, (25:5), p. 1

City official no longer face charges, April 2001, (25:4), p. 3

Tennis star’s hearing ruled open to public, March 2001, (25:3), p. 5

Advertising lawsuit allowed to proceed, March 2001, (25:3), p. 5

Sunrise cleared of Sunshine Law violations, October 2000, (24:10), p. 2

Governor uses Sunshine loophole for private meetings, October 2000, (24:10), p. 1

Asking about access critical in Campaign 2000 (analysis by Barbara A. Petersen), October 2000 (24:10), p. 4

State finds no evidence clerk violated Sunshine Law (West Palm Beach), July 2000 (24:7), p. 2

Mediation program resolves access disputes (analysis by Pat Gleason), March 2000 (24:3), p. 6

Conflict Resolution Act allows private settlements (St. Petersburg), February 2000 (24:2), p. 1

Inmates sue jail over meetings law violation (Brooksville), November 1999 (23:11), p. 2

Officials will not be probed on their vote, November 1999 (23:11), p. 2

Butterworth issues two opinions on Open Meetings Law (Tallahassee), November 1999 (23:11), p. 2

Judge dismissed Open Meetings suit, October 1999 (23:10), p. 3

Suit claims sheriff's department violates law (Lee County), October 1999 (23:10), p. 2

Butterworth: exemptions to be construed narrowly (Tallahassee), August 1999 (23:8), p. 2

Activist acquitted of trespassing (Gulfport), September 1998 (22:9), p. 2

Former official threatens reporter with stalking charge (Tampa), July 1998 (22:7), p. 2

State seeks appellate court ruling on "adequate" notice (Bradenton), September 1994 (18:9), p. 2

Summary of legislative action on public records, meetings bills, August 1994 (18:8), p. 1

Judge refuses to dismiss film suit (Miami), April 1994 (18:4), p. 1

Legislative action on public records and public meetings bills, May 1993 (17:5), p. 1

Sunshine covers computer links, June 1989 (13:6), p. 2

A darker side to Florida’s Sunshine Law (analysis by Joseph W. Little), February 1989 (13:2), p. 6

The U.S. Sunshine Act: protecting democracy (analysis by Sen. Lawton Chiles), October 1988 (12:8), p. 4

Attorney bars press from meetings (Lady Lake), May 1988 (12:4), p. 1

On-again, off-again, ‘Unity Award’ re-awarded after Sunshine complaint, November 1987 (11:9), p. 1

A growing awareness of the Sunshine Law becomes evident among Florida’s public bodies, October 1987 (11:8), p. 1

Judge closes hearings on grand jury report; charges include violations of Sunshine Law (St. Petersburg), October 1987 (11:8), p. 1

‘Unity award’ creates discord in Titusville; recipient returns it after Sunshine charges (Titusville), August-September 1987 (11:7), p. 2

County officials meet in Keys to learn to let the Sunshine in, January-February 1987 (11:1), p. 3

Media’s vigilance needed for Sunset Review Act to Work (analyses by State Rep. Dexter Lehtinen), August- September 1986 (10:7), p. 4

Use precaution with Sunshine Law, Sanford workshop urges officials, July 1986 (10:6), p. 2

Judge rules golf-course contract invalid due to Sunshine violation, July 1986 (10:6), p. 1

Paper wins suit against city over Sunshine Law violation (Fort Myers), July 1986 (10:6), p. 1

Sunshine law applies to officials at campaign forums, Smith decides, April 1986 (10:3), p. 1

Growers group protests phone poll aiding decision to burn citrus trees, January- February 1986 (10:1), p. 1