Following Boy’s Murder, Kansas Pols Review Open Records Law

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The conviction last month of a man and a woman for killing their adopted son has prompted Kansas legislators to examine the state’s open records laws.

Kansas law bars the state from revealing the details of how and why it allowed the couple to adopt the boy. That law is one of more than 350 state statutes that closes government records to public review, according to the Wichita Eagle.

Lawmakers must decide over the next two legislative sessions whether such records will remain closed. Their review begins this week with hearings by the interim local government committee.


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