Florida’s statehouse reporters, especially Van Sickler, are asking the right questions about what went wrong here. And stories like LaPeter Anton’s demonstrate the high stakes and the human impact. The story hasn’t been broken open yet, but with the state’s strong public records laws, and the inevitability of an email trail somewhere, the time is ripe for an enterprising Florida reporter to dig up the answers.

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Susannah Nesmith is a Miami-based freelance writer and the faculty adviser to Barry University's student newspaper, The Barry Buccaneer. Follow her on Twitter @susannahnesmith.