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Kansas Attorney General proposes open government unit

The office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is proposing a special two-person unit within his agency devoted solely to investigating Kansas Open Meetings Act and Kansas Open Records Act complaints.

The measure has the support of the Kansas Press Association. Doug Anstaett, the organization's executive director, told a legislative committee Tuesday that housing an open government unit within the attorney general's office would send a message that such complaints are a high priority.

“It’s a bill that elevates the importance of open government to a new level,” Anstaett said of House Bill 2346, which the House Judiciary Committee reviewed Tuesday. Continue>>>