the issue was important enough that it deserved a much closer and fully open examination. Since that time I've been looking into many aspects of the proposed legislation. I've tried to identify and document where it was really devised, who exactly is pushing it, how are they pushing it and why. I'm not sure that I've adequately answered all of those questions to my own satisfaction but I do think that we know a lot more now than we knew then.
During this process I've compiled tens of thousands of pages of county, state and other publicly available documents and pieces of information. I've also started compiling profile information on some of the key players and special interests that have been pushing this issue the most. So I've decided, in keeping with the spirit of my original blog posting, to fully release all of those documents to anyone and everyone that may be interested in them. Individuals, organizations, activists, public officials, traditional media, bloggers and anyone else. This is an important public policy issue with long-term ramifications and the public deserves to know as much as possible about its origin and its potential impact.
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Since my own research is not yet complete, I will continue to update this public file when I obtain new and relevant information. When I do update it I might not blog about it but I will try to at least tweet it @cjliebmann.
If you have documents, information or other items that might substantively add to this collection of records, you can contact me at the email address in the column to the right.