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Longtime Pasco Property Appraiser’s Office employee retires

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Pasco County’s Property Appraisers office is announcing the retirement of longtime Customer Service Representative Virginia “Ginny” Orlando. Orlando, a Port Richey resident who has been with the office for 10 years, retired as of March 24, 2017. According to a statement from Pasco Property Appraiser Gary Joiner’s office: “Over the years, Ginny contributed a lot to the organization. She has been an outstanding professional of the Property Appraisers Office. She has a helping nature and always dedicated to the customers…

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First Amendment Foundation calls Mike Fasano’s conditions on public record access ‘highly inappropriate,’ illegal

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Mike Fasano took to social media last week to “shame” GOP political consulting firm Data Targeting for having the audacity to request public personnel records. In doing so, the Pasco County Tax Collector – recognized with the Friend of the First Amendment award only last year – disappointed a number of people, including several of his friends. But in the eyes of First Amendment Foundation president Barbara Petersen, Fasano is not only doing something “highly inappropriate” – he is also breaking the law.…

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Mike Fasano, it’s none of your business who requests public records

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What a difference four years can make. Especially in the world of politics. Elected officials change their positions. Sometimes it can happen when new facts emerge, or because of a desire to follow the will of the people who elected them to serve. And then there are the other scenarios. Take my friend Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano. In 2012, Florida’s First Amendment Foundation gave him the Friend of the First Amendment award in part for complaining that the Public Service Commission…

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