Legislature passes broad transparency measures


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 Senate unanimously approved a bill giving the public limited access to police body camera footage and a broader ability to obtain information about deadly child abuse cases. Already passed unanimously in the House, the bill goes to the governor who backed the legislation.

“Today is sunshine day,” said Republican state Sen. Molly Baumgardner of Louisburg. “We’re opening the window, and the . . .


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