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Legislature passes broad transparency measures

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The Kansas Senate approved legislation Tuesday that will give the public new access to public documents covering police shootings and fatal child abuse cases. The...

Expanded lobbying law moves forward in Senate

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The Kansas Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a major piece of government transparency legislation despite criticism that it would increase the amount of money...

Wagle-Hensley bill expanding lobbyist law clears committee

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A Senate committee on Thursday approved legislation expanding lobbying laws to cover the executive and judicial branches. The legislation, backed by Senate President Susan Wagle and...

ACLU digging in on politicians’ blocked social media accounts

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President Donald Trump's been sued for it. So has the governor of Maryland. And so has the governor of Kentucky. A Florida lawmaker is facing similar litigation. Increasingly,...

UPDATED: Ethics commission fines Senate president’s comms director

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(Updated to reflect more information from Golden's statement to ethics commission) The state Ethics Commission on Wednesday fined the Senate president's communications director for using...

Teen gubernatorial candidate fined

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The Kansas ethics commission on Wednesday fined one of the teen gubernatorial candidates $5,000 for failing to file an amended campaign finance report for...

Dark money group pushes back against ethics commission

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A dark money group that backed Kris Kobach in the 2018 governor's race is refusing to file disclosure reports ordered by the state ethics...

Transparency bill requiring recordings criticized as costly, too burdensome

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Cities, schools and other local governments came out in droves Monday to oppose legislation that would require public agencies to record any meetings open...

Transparency bill on children’s deaths doesn’t go far enough, media advocate says

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A House panel on Tuesday took up a major piece of transparency legislation pushed by Gov. Jeff Colyer's administration that would give the public more...

Ethics commission outlaws soliciting contributions for PACs

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The Kansas Ethics Commission reversed precedent this week, deciding that it would forbid lawmakers from soliciting contributions for political action committees or party committees...