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DeSantis is dismissed from a Washington Post case seeking his travel records

A circuit judge has dismissed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office from a lawsuit filed by the Washington Post over access to DeSantis’ travel records.

The Scoop: Wed., May 8, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The St. Pete City Council begins talks tomorrow about a possible new development including a new $1.3 billion stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Arguments are set for May 7 on whether Ron DeSantis has executive privilege and is shielded from releasing records

Media organizations & open-government groups have said such use of executive privilege would undermine Florida’s public records law.
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How the Tampa fire chief called the cops on a reporter seeking a public record

Tampa Bay Times reporter Justin Garcia appeared on the Tuesday Cafe with Sean March 12 to discuss how the Tampa fire chief called the police when he requested the personnel records of a firefighter who...
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A new Florida law allows the release of grand jury testimony about Jeffrey Epstein

Ron DeSantis signed a law clearing the way for the release of grand jury testimony about the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
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A judge recuses herself from a lawsuit involving Ron DeSantis’ travel records

A judge has recused herself without explanation from a high-profile lawsuit involving Gov. Ron DeSantis’ travel records.

Does the Florida Legislature want to give Gov. Ron DeSantis his own army?

Independent reporter Jason Garcia is tracking the impact Gov. Ron Desantis' return from the presidential campaign trail is having on the Florida Legislature.
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Medical examiners’ personal records would be exempt under Florida bills

The Florida bills would shield from public disclosure personal information of current & former medical examiners and their families.
Personal data public records confidential freedom of information act

A Florida bill would exempt records for court clerks

The bill would provide a public records exemption for personal information about clerks of circuit court, deputy clerks, employees & family.
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Florida sues the federal government over medical records

Florida is trying to fend off a potential class-action lawsuit over dropping people from the Medicaid program.
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FDLE fires Patricia Carpenter after argument over releasing public records of DeSantis travel

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement fired a deputy chief of staff days after she sought whistleblower protection and complained about alleged retaliation against an attorney who tangled with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ aides over releasing...
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Florida bill would create a public records exemption for photos and recordings of people dying by suicide

Certain family members could continue to have access to the photos, recordings and reports.

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