The Kansas Coalition for Open Government is the go-to resource in the state for members of the public and the media who have questions about the government’s denial of access to records, meetings, and the courts.
For over 20 years, KCOG (originally founded as the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government) has published brochures, produced public service announcements, and presented seminars throughout the state for local and state officials regarding the Kansas Open Records (KORA) and Open Meetings Acts (KOMA). To request an open government training seminar in your area, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting with the 2023 legislative session, KCOG will use Bill Track 50 to track bills introduced in the legislature that impact transparency. Check the News tab on this site regularly for updates throughout the legislative session, which begins in January of each year and typically ends in May.
The Coalition also maintains a Resources web page linking to pertinent statutes, KORA and KOMA training slides, and a link to a free telephone hotline where citizens can pose questions regarding open government to KCOG President and Kansas attorney Max Kautsch.
Making contact with Mr. Kautsch does not mean that he is representing you in any legal matter. This free legal hotline may constitute Attorney Advertising Material under Kansas Rule of Professional Conduct 7.3.
Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Acts
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