Open government advocates find Kansas’ local reporting inadequate


TOPEKA — When compared to the national average, Kansas taxpayers have a better chance of tracking what the state does with their tax money. But what local governments show remains murkier, says an online organization that advocates for open government., which regularly checks more than 6,000 state and local governments across the U.S., in late December gave Kansas state government an overall grade of B for how clearly and thoroughly it provides access to public officials, budget and tax information, contracts and other public records, according to 10 categories that Sunshine tracks.