In a year when the word “transparency” is worming its way into the political discourse in Topeka, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach is staking out some interesting ground in the governor’s race against GOP incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer.
As he tried to separate himself from the pack at last week’s GOP gubernatorial debate in Wichita, Kobach criticized Colyer’s executive order making government records more easily available.
About a week after he was sworn in, Colyer signed an executive order making the first 100 pages of an open-records request free. Kobach . . .