The Florida legislature passed a law that would enact wide ranging changes to the transparency requirements for local governments. It is no secret that House Speaker Richard Corcoran has sought to increase the level of transparency at the state level, and this bill would seek similar reforms at the local level.
The bill gives additional leverage to the state auditing committee, and also requires certain financial reporting and voting records be made available publicly. It also requires posting certain tax information and advertising notices. The bill passed the Florida House overwhelmingly by a vote of 91-12 and now heads to the Senate.