PolitiFact: Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran receives “FALSE” rating on claims of secrecy and transparency


  • “… the final version of the bill and important details were negotiated out of the public eye.”
  • “That final version of HB 7069 was made public for the first time on Friday evening May 5. Several newspapers — including the Herald and Times, the Tallahassee Democrat, the Gainesville Sun, the Orlando Sentinel — wrote that final legislation was hammered out behind closed doors. ‘State lawmakers flushed promises of transparency down the toilet,’ wrote the Gainesville Sun editorial board.”
  • “Corcoran and Negron publicly discussed HB 7069 for 10 minutes May 5 without any substantive debate of the contents before formally accepting it.”
  • “Corcoran omits that the final dealmaking between the House and Senate was largely done behind closed doors. We rate [Corcoran’s] claim False.”

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