In Kansas, Bills to shed light on government remain in dark

Submitted by LDieringer on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:22am

With a deadline for bills to pass one chamber of the Legislature looming next week, there has been little action on several measures meant to create more transparency in government.

A proposal to open judicial records outlining probable cause for search and arrest warrants that initially appeared to have bipartisan support may be watered down considerably after a few prosecutors objected.

A bill to make the Kansas Open Records Act apply to certain nonprofit marketing and economic development agencies that receive public funds has been shifted to another committee, with no hearing scheduled. Continue>>>
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