OTHER OPINION: PUBLIC DATA
You can easily do a Google search and find an owner's manual for a 1980 refrigerator. You can go online and find the sale price from dozens of stores for an iPhone. You can go to genealogy web sites and trace your family's name back hundreds of years.
But you often can't find where governments spend their money, who is in your local jail, or what salaries are paid to your local public employees.
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