Documents relating to the award of public contracts in Alabama — whether by the state, county, municipality or a public corporation, and whether the contracts are required to be bid or not — are open to public inspection. See, e.g., Ala. Code § 9-15-78(a) (2001) (sale or lease of public lands); Ala. Code § 9-14-22(b) (2001) (all documents pertaining to award of contracts for concessions at state parks); and Ala. Code §§ 41-16-24(b), -54(b), -57(d) (Supp. 2010); 200 Op. Att'y Gen. Ala. 23 (Aug. 19, 1985) (Medicaid fiscal agent contract); 227 Op. Att'y Gen. Ala.