Capital Report: 10-24-2014

Oct 24, 2014

Governor Rick Scott and Democratic Challenger Charlie Crist are neck-in-neck in the polls. The race is so tight some are suggesting Libertarian Adrian Wyllie could be the deciding factor in who gets the Governor’s Mansion.  We get that story from Lynn Hatter.

Gwen Graham
Donald DeBevoise / WFSU News

Florida District Two Democratic congressional candidate Gwen Graham says if elected, she will be open about her dealings in Washington. Graham rolled out her so-called “Sunshine Plan” Wednesday.

The Graham Sunshine Plan revolves around providing insight into schedules and government meetings. It says she’d also vote for stricter disclosure of special interest money in campaigns and against congressional perks funded by taxes. Graham says she thinks elected officials should be compelled to keep the public informed.

Meredith Geddings / Florida House of Representatives

A school reform advocacy group is pushing to make education funding more transparent. The group Students First—created by Governor Rick Scott’s former education advisor and one-time Washington D.C. school chancellor Michelle Rhee—says it wants to know more about how schools are spending the education dollars they receive from the state.

Capital Report: Cost of Transparency

Dec 14, 2012

Transparency has been a big focus for Governor Rick Scott’s administration, but Regan McCarthy reports now he and Florida’s Senate leaders are coming under fire for failing to make a budget website aimed at increasing budget transparency available to the public.

A man who spent twenty-seven years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit appeared before Florida’s governor and cabinet this week. Tom Flanigan reports William Michael Dillon wants his experience to serve as an example of how the criminal justice system can make terrible mistakes…