The panel that oversees utility regulation in Kansas would be exempt from the state's open meetings law to discuss docketed cases under a bill up for a hearing this week in the statehouse.
The bill would allow a majority of the three-member corporation commission to talk to each other about docketed cases among themselves without calling a public meeting and violating the state's open meeting requirements.
Officials say there has been some ambiguity over whether the open meetings law applies to the Kansas Corporation . . .