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Bill that would have amended Florida Sunshine Law dies on its way to the House

TALLAHASSEE – State Senate Bill 1220, which amended the Florida Sunshine Law to say that judges must award attorney fees unless the court determined that the public-records request “was made primarily to harass the agency,” passed the Senate 30-0 but died on its way to the House.

Chief justice helps find solutions for those unable to defend themselves

JACKSONVILLE – A state chief justice is looking to find a solution for those unable to defend themselves in civil court cases, because of a so-called “legal services gap.”