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Resource ID: #20866
Subject: FOIA
Source: Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.)
Date: Feb 7, Feb 8



The Trib sets out to test how government employees around the state were handling public records request made by citizens. They discover that bureaucrats have largely rendered meaningless, one of the strongest public record laws in the nation. Forty-three percent of the agencies audited violated the records law in some way. Also, public employees tried to force reporters, who were posing as citizens, to reveal personal information or explain why they wanted the records.

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