•Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland. Dockery is Senate sponsor of a bill to enact the recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Open Government. She was a member of the commission.
•Rep. Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota. House sponsor of a bill that would open the legislative process, particularly budget negotiations.
•Rep. Clay Ford, R-Gulf Breeze. Ford is the House sponsor of a bill to enact the recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Open Government.
•Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach. Sponsor of a bill that would open the legislative process, particularly budget negotiations. Awarded the 2008 Pete Weitzel/Friends of the First Amendment Award by the Florida First Amendment Foundation.
•Senate President Jeff Atwater of North Palm Beach, Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, and Sen. JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales were among the state Senators who pushed and launched Transparency Florida, a Web site, http://www.transparencyflorida.gov, that details state budgeting and spending.
•Rep. Rob Schenck, R-Spring Hill. Schenck chairs the House Governmental Affairs Policy Committee that is sponsor of a bill to exempt 911-call recordings from public records.
•Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne. Workman is sponsor of a bill to allow government notices be published online. “It costs $50 million a year for local municipalities throughout the state. Newspapers are a thing of yesteryear.”