Theo Karantsalis http://blog.wlrn.org en Referendum Would Give Miami Dade College A Half-Cent Tax http://blog.wlrn.org/post/referendum-would-give-miami-dade-college-half-cent-tax <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lonnie Robinson fell on hard times in the early </span>80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with drugs and alcohol.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Addiction kept him out of college for decades, and he found himself living under a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">bridge. During the day, Robinson found solace at a Miami Dade College library in Liberty City, where a reading program changed the future course of his life. He graduated from the college in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:01:29 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 11109 at http://blog.wlrn.org Referendum Would Give Miami Dade College A Half-Cent Tax The Florida Public Records Act: A Quick-Start Guide To Open Government http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-public-records-act-quick-start-guide-open-government <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Florida Public Records Act, also known as F.S. 119, is straightforward:&nbsp; All state, county and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And it is the duty of each agency to provide you with access to public records.</span> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 10637 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Florida Public Records Act: A Quick-Start Guide To Open Government Transparency 2.0, Florida's $5 million Public Access System, Simply Waits To Be Turned On http://blog.wlrn.org/post/transparency-20-floridas-5-million-public-access-system-simply-waits-be-turned <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida taxpayers have spent $5 million on a budget transparency portal called Transparency 2.0 that promised to herald a new era for citizen access to the state’s informational stores.</span></p><p>Currently, questions remain as to whether the public will ever be able to use the program, which is ready to go but has sat unused for a year and a half.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:34:17 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 9418 at http://blog.wlrn.org Transparency 2.0, Florida's $5 million Public Access System, Simply Waits To Be Turned On