Is Florida trying for number one spot?

In it’s last rankings, the Center for Public Integrity placed Florida 11th most corrupt state.  In that context, it raises some antenna among folks concerned about the lack of ethics in state and local government that State Senator Dennis Baxley has filed S 192 which includes the following provision:

(2) So long as no official acts are taken and any public business is not discussed, subsection (1) may not be construed to require public notice of and access to any gathering of two or more members of the same board or commission.


1 How can anyone confirm if “no public business is discussed”?

2 Isn’t the whole point of Sunshine provisions to protect against gatherings at which public business might be discussed “off the record”?




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