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 to the public.

The bill sponsored by Democratic state Rep. John Alcala of Topeka would require agencies subject to the state open-meetings law to use audio or video to record their meetings. The recording would be made accessible to the public within 24 hours after the meeting.

The bill could affect up to 4,000 units of government in Kansas, including 1 . . .

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