Open Kansas group calls on lawmakers to sign transparency pledge

A new group of organizations called Open Kansas called on lawmakers this week to make a commitment to government openness by signing a “transparency pledge.”

The initiative by five nonprofit organizations was announced at the Capitol. Rep. John Rubin, a Shawnee Republican, and Rep. John Wilson, a Lawrence Democrat, were the first to sign.

“We owe no less to the people we represent to be as open and accountable as possible to the constituents in our districts and to the people of Kansas at large,” Rubin said. Continue…