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Former Florida Governor Reubin Askew honored tomorrow

Tomorrow former Florida Governor Reubin Askew will be remembered by several of his colleagues.

Top officials from all three branches of the Florida state government - including Governor Scott - will lead the public in honoring his legacy.

Askew's body will lie in state at Florida's historic capitol from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. The public is invited to pay their respects.

Askew was one of the most effective and influential governors. He is credited with dozens of legislative successes, including reforming the tax system and creating the Florida Sunshine Law.

And when state lawmakers wouldn't require officials to disclose their finances, Askew went around them and went to the public, successfully passing the first Citizens Initiative in 1976.