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Fla. Project Sunburst Drawing Criticism

'Project Sunburst' is supposed to shine new light on the dealings of Florida's top officials. It's a new website that lets residents read Governor Scott's emails along with those of his advisers.

All you have to do is log in, and you'll have access to the governor's emails.

The goal is to hold officials more accountable, but critics say the project could have the opposite effect and encourage the governor's deputies to find more private ways to communicate.

In fact, some predict the governor and his staff will stop using email altogether.

"The next step that the public would like to see would be, put tweets, put social media correspondence, put text messages out for the public to see, because government information is public information," said Dan Krassner with Integrity Florida.

Open government advocates want lawmakers to pass a mandate requiring texts and tweets be put online for public view.

Under Florida's 'Sunshine Law', the public has always had access to government officials' emails as long as they don't contain classified information.


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