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Insider look at open meetings

Since I'm of two minds about the issue of open meetings and laws to enforce compliance, I thought it might be fun to have the ultimate insider interview showing at least two sides of the argument. I mean, if you can bring together a veteran journalist and a two-term politician to duke it out over (1) are meetings open enough, and if not, how can openness be enforced, and (2) is it even possible to have truly transparent government, why not take advantage of it? Full disclosure: I will play both roles, seeing as how I have, in another life, played both roles, and have both positive and negative experiences to call upon. I have been a reporter, assignments editor, managing editor,...

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