June 20, 2021
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Max Kautsch: Kansas AG Derek Schmidt falls short on enforcing open records law (Column)

KORA’s guiding precept is that it “shall be liberally construed to promote” the state’s policy that government records be reasonably available to the public. Unfortunately, in recently ruling on a KORA complaint filed by Kansas Reflector, Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office did the opposite, Max Kautsch writes.