Posted in Pensacola

What is Hayward’s role in ‘outrageous and chilling’ behavior of his City Administrator

Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation, told Inweekly that City Administrator Eric Olson crossed the line when he called the boss of Melanie…

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Posted in Politics

Effort forming to push for open-government protections

Worried that lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott’s administration are chipping away at Florida’s open-government laws, a coalition of groups is being formed to try to…

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Posted in Politics

IP addresses are public records

The First Amendment Foundation, the Tallahassee-based non-profit that advocates open government, detailed in its most recent newsletter the most recent victories for the foundation and…

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Posted in News Politics

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

The First Amendment Foundation reports that open government advocates experienced some significant victories in Florida in the past 10 days, including two favorable court rulings…

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Posted in 2014 Election

First Amendment Foundation asks candidates about their private email accounts and computers

The First Amendment Foundation, the non-profit that promotes open government Florida, asked the two gubernatorial candidates. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, to answer a few…

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Posted in Pensacola

City website ranked as third most transparent site in Florida

The First Amendment Foundation has ranked the city of Pensacola’s website, cityofpensacola.com, third out of 47 cities in its recent report card on local government…

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Posted in State & National News

First Amendment Foundation unhappy with exemptions in two bills

First Amendment Foundation (FAF) has published its 2014 Legislative Report for week one is now available on its website. You can view it by clicking…

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Posted in State & National News

Florida Times-Union editor winner of James C. Adkins/Sunshine Litigation Award

The First Amendment Foundation is announced today it will award Frank Denton, Editor, and The Florida Times-Union the James C. Adkins/Sunshine Litigation Award. The nomination…

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Posted in Jeremy's Notebook

Pensacola Calls on Open-Government Guru

The city of Pensacola is turning to the First Amendment Foundation in an effort to address issues with its public records process. “We deal with…

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