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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.

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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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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.
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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.
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The legal battle over access to Ron DeSantis’ travel records heats up

The Washington Post accused Ron DeSantis' office of taking “control” of FDLE compliance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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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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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Groups take aim at DeSantis ‘executive privilege’ on releasing public records

State and national media organizations and open-government advocacy groups urged an appeals court to reject arguments that “executive privilege” shields Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration from releasing records.
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Florida Senate approves a travel records exemption for the governor

The Florida Senate approved a controversial measure that would shield the travel records of the governor and other state leaders.
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New College alumni continue to express concern, following release of Trustee Spalding’s texts

Recently released text messages suggest New College of Florida Trustee, Matthew Spalding, coordinated efforts behind the scenes to overhaul the institution’s leadership. Alumni have said this news raises legal and ethical concerns.

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