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Florida officials are still being fined for not disclosing their financial information as part of a 2013 state ethics overhaul. Marion County’s supervisor of elections said, “Unfortunately, I think a lot of people don’t take the fining process seriously.”
This year’s Florida ethics reform has provided the public unique and easy access to its civil servants’ financial holdings. Citizens no longer need to request the information from state and county agencies; they can click and scroll through the information online.
Attempting to make voter registration list maintenance more transparent, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Wednesday “Project Integrity,” a series of discussions among election supervisors in October across the state.
Even before the National Football League settled in August a $765 million lawsuit with former players over concussion-related brain injuries, hand wringing about player safety among coaches, parents and league officials had increased at nearly every level of the game.
A possible raise in Marion County’s bed tax has elicited mixed responses from business owners.
James Tallman, a Union County commissioner, said Marvin Pritchett’s death leaves a hole in the community. “And we’re going to dearly miss him.”