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 access to information about the deaths of abused and neglected children.

While the acting secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families believes the legislation strikes a balance between providing information to the public and protecting the privacy of children and their families, a media advocate said it didn't go far enough.

"We're glad this has come forward, but we feel like there's lot of opportunity to improve this language . . .

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