- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials are reversing a decision to cancel a talk by a Florida State University professor and writer.

Last week the Department of State abruptly canceled a planned speech by Diane Roberts.

Roberts, who has been critical of the administration of Gov. Rick Scott, does commentary for National Public Radio and writes columns.

Roberts planned to appear at Mission San Luis in Tallahassee and discuss problems with Florida’s environment and water bodies.

But an “internal decision” was made to cancel the talk because it did not fit with agency programs, such as historical resources.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner, however, reached out to Roberts on Wednesday. In a statement, Detzner said she has agreed to speak at Mission San Luis “on the topic of her choosing in the near future.”

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