See the Daytona Beach News Journal for the entire editorial published on January 28, 2009, regarding a renewed commitment to open government in Florida.

Florida made history when it adopted the country’s most progressive
constitutional right of access to government records in 1992. That right,
coupled with the state’s 1967 Sunshine Law requiring all government
meetings to be open and accessible to the public, made Florida a leader in
the transparent conduct of public business — for a few years, anyway. The
90 exemptions to the open meetings law and the 970 exemptions to the public
records law have replaced transparency with muddle…

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