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Municipalities and elected officials file lawsuits over a new Florida law that requires details about their personal finances

The lawsuits say the disclosure requirement violates privacy rights under the Florida Constitution and federal First Amendment rights.
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Lawyers for Florida urge a court to uphold a ruling that “executive privilege” shields Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration from releasing records

The case has drawn attention from media organizations and open-government advocates.
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Hillsborough judge accused of campaign wrongdoing

An investigative panel alleged that a circuit judge made “inappropriate and disparaging” remarks about her opponent during a 2022 election.
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Ethics case against Former Florida Senator Jack Latvala is dismissed after witnesses declined to testify

The Florida Commission on Ethics ended a case against former Sen. Jack Latvala, who left office amid sexual harassment allegations.

Ron DeSantis names a Moms for Liberty leader to a Florida ethics panel

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed a co-founder of the group Moms for Liberty, Tina Descovich, to the Florida Commission on Ethics.

After a conflict of interest, Glen Gilzean leaves Florida Ethics Commission

Glen Gilzean stepped down from a commission, while maintaining his $400,0000-a-year job with a Disney special district.

DeSantis-appointed chief of a district that includes Disney properties is advised to resign from an ethics panel

Glen Gilzean, administrator of a special district that includes Walt Disney World properties, shouldn’t continue to serve as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics while holding a public job.
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Florida ethics panel to take up Jack Latvala case

The Florida Commission on Ethics will consider a motion to dismiss a long-running ethics case against former Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater.
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Case alleging that Jack Latvala sexually harassed a former Florida Senate aide returns to the state ethics commission

A case about alleged sexual harassment misconduct by former state Sen. Jack Latvala is headed back to the Florida Commission on Ethics.
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Former Florida Senator Jack Latvala case heads toward hearing

former Sen. Jack Latvala is headed toward a hearing before an administrative law judge in a case involving allegations of sexual misconduct.

Ethics complaint filed against Commissioner Kevin White

An ethics complaint was filed today against Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White. A citizen alleges White committed a conflict of interest yesterday when he voted on a measure in which he clearly had a financial...

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