Push for transparency in Kansas government reaches critical juncture this week

TOPEKA — Soon after the 2018 session opened, passionate talk of making Kansas government more transparent echoed through the state Capitol.

Lawmakers issued press releases, attended town halls and held news conferences vowing to bring more openness to one of the darkest states in the country. They introduced measures calling for everything from banning the practice of anonymous bills to releasing information after a child dies of abuse or neglect.

“I think the state works better when we are more transparent,” Gov. Jeff Colyer told The Star more than a week ago as he himself campaigned for openness. “Then we can have accountability and effectiveness.” Read more…