Author: John McKnight

John is a public records attorney based out of Tampa, Florida but pursues cases statewide. Please visit his website for more information, floridapublicrecordslaw.com, by clicking on icon below.

Florida Senate Bill 1220: A Poor Solution to Fake Problems

Florida Senate Bill 1220: A Poor Solution to Fake Problems

As addressed in my recent article, the Florida League of Cities is pushing for a dramatic and unwarranted change to Florida's Public Records Act for which no empirical justification is offered.  Further, its anecdotal reliance on cases it cites actually undermines its basic premise. T ...
Noncompliance: The Real Abuse of Florida’s Public Records Laws

Noncompliance: The Real Abuse of Florida’s Public Records Laws

The basic premise of Florida's Public Records Act is that the public has a right to access any records dealing with official government business.  Its purpose is to promote public awareness and knowledge of government actions to ensure the government remains accountable to the people.  T ...