May 19, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Kansas Open Meetings Act

BCC excludes trustee from executive session, cannot cite legal authority

The Butler Community College (BCC) Board of Trustees — through their general counsel — refuses to answer questions regarding its…

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Newton Board of Education appears to have violated KOMA

The Newton USD 373 Board of Education appears to have violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) during a special…

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Kansas Open Records exemption allows elected officials to avoid scrutiny

Changes to the Kansas Open Records Act intended to close a loophole preventing the use of private emails to circumvent…

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Trust Kansas Coalition files open meetings complaint against Gov. Kelly

A public-interest group in Kansas is accusing Governor Laura Kelly and her administration of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act.…

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Louisburg superintendent, school board face backlash over lack of transparency

It’s been a summer of discontent among Louisburg USD 416 patrons over recent actions by its superintendent and school board…

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JOCO commissioner Allenbrand action raises transparency questions

A meeting called by Johnson County commissioner Shirley Allenbrand in which another commissioner was disinvited and other stakeholders advised not…

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Olathe mom spearheads petition for right to speak at public meetings

An online petition is proposing to amend the Kansas Open Meetings Act to require all meetings of public bodies and…

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Commissioner says JoCo work sessions should be more open

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners broadcast business meetings live, public comment is usually invited, and the meetings are in…

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Wichita Eagle Takes Deserved Victory Lap Due to AG Opinion

The Wichita Eagle is taking a well-deserved victory lap following the release of an opinion from Kansas Attorney General Derek…

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Parks Board Chair, JCCC Board Candidate Violates KOMA, AG Determines

Paul Snider violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office announced last week. Snider is the chair…

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