Miami-Dade County

January 20, 2016 1:18 PM

Lawmakers advance bill that opponents say will ‘gut’ public records law

Measure would remove requirement that public agencies pay attorneys fees when they violate state Sunshine laws

Opponents say change removes incentive for government to provide access to records

Proponents include city officials who say laws are being abused

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