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.”

Lawmakers focus on officer body-camera mandate

2011 FILE PHOTO/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City

“I do believe this is the wave of the present,” Haley said. “I believe that this is the wave of the future.”