Time to focus cameras on Kansas Legislature

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Commentary, Kansas  /  No Comments

TUNE IN: Kansas lawmakers opposed to online video of public meetings should question their own commitment to their constituents.

Excuse me while I put on my hipster glasses for a few paragraphs.

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Week in Review: Glitches, criticism, transparency and demands

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

Lemon burn

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog

OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — TGIF, right guys?

While the week is winding to an end, here’s a recap in case you missed anything since Monday.

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Conservationists demand big(ger) government to save prairie chicken

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Kansas, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

PLAYING CHICKEN: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found itself trapped between two opposing lawsuits surrounding their reclassification of the lesser prairie-chicken.

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in a no-win scenario, it seems.
Just a few weeks ago, Kansas announced it had leaped into the fray alongside Oklahoma and North Dakota to challenge the federal government’s decision to list the lesser prairie-chicken as “threatened” under the Endangered Species [...]

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Kansas among worst states for public spending transparency

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Kansas, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

MAKING THE GRADE: Kansas fell 11 spots from 35th last year to 46th this year among the 50 states in terms of spending transparency.

The results are in, and the news isn’t good: Kansas continues to plummet in state spending transparency rankings, and it barely squeaked by with a grade of D-minus, according to a report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

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Chief tech officer unfazed by criticism, says online video a non-issue

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Kansas, News, Technology, Transparency  /  No Comments

Jim Miller, Legislative Chief IT Officer

The Kansas Legislature’s chief information technology officer is pushing back against recent complaints lodged by state senators, and says his staff is unequivocally ready to bring online video to the Capitol.

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