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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Florida Baseball Lawsuit Challenges Secret Dealing Behind Economic Development Deal

The lawsuit stalling a $31 million renovation of Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida, alleges that local government officials violated Florida's Sunshine Law by failing to conduct business in the open.

The lawsuit is a signature case regarding taxpayer-funded economic development deals that are negotiated in secret.

Read more about the lawsuit here.

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