Sunday, July 17, 2011

Florida Gov. Hardline Approach On Public Records Requests

"Gov. Rick Scott's combative relationship with Florida's media includes a hardline approach to providing public records.

Under Scott's rules, it costs more to provide access to 1,100 emails from the governor's communications director than it cost reporters to access 24,000 pages of emails from another controversial former governor, Sarah Palin of Alaska, according to one analysis.

Scott's public records policy, while technically adhering to state law, contrasts sharply to former Gov. Charlie Crist and other current state executives, who have more promptly provided records and have imposed fewer fees."

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