Private emails about public business remain in shadows

“As officials become able to operate in secret without public scrutiny, they are very likely to become abusive of their power and fall into corrupt practices and fall below the standard of good governance. Secrecy always leads to worsening and even tyrannical government.”


Senate gives early OK to transparency bills, but rejects email measure

“The Senate rejected an amendment to the state’s open records law Thursday that would have expanded the definition of a public record to include any information on a ‘personal electronic device’ used by a public agency to conduct government business.”

Local courthouse employees seek exemption from KORA

“Prosecutors and judges working in Kansas municipal courts requested adoption of a law Thursday to allow for deletion of their home addresses, property records or telephone numbers from public websites as a security precaution.”