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Open government laws and Florida"s local governments

Open government laws and Florida"s local governments

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Published by Center for Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida-Holland Law Center in Gainesville, Fla .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Florida,
  • Florida.
    • Subjects:
    • Local government -- Law and legislation -- Florida -- Public opinion.,
    • Public meetings -- Florida -- Public opinion.,
    • Government information -- Florida -- Public opinion.,
    • Financial disclosure -- Law and legislation -- Florida -- Public opinion.,
    • Public opinion -- Florida.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprincipal investigators, Joseph W. Little, Mary Anne Hilker ; project director, Elizabeth McCulloch.
      ContributionsLittle, Joseph W., Hilker, Mary Anne., University of Florida. Center for Governmental Responsibility.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFF430.Z9 O64 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination119 leaves ;
      Number of Pages119
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2496591M
      LC Control Number87621390

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