Chris Davis
Matthew Doig
Thirty Florida newspapers, including the Sarasota Herald Tribune, joined forces for a week in January 2004 to test "how officials responded to routine requests for public records. Reporters and other news media employees posing as citizens visited 234 local agencies in 62 of Flordia's 67 counties. Overall, 57 percent of the agencies audited complied with the public records law. The rest made unlawful demands or simply refused to turn over the records. . . ."
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