Friday, October 31, 2014

AG plans open government seminars

By The Herald Staff | 6/23/2014

TOPEKA — Want to learn more about public information and openness requirements for local and state governments?

Registration is open for the annual Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Act training seminars, Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general, said Monday. The seminars are set to be presented at six locations across Kansas and are sponsored by the Attorney General’s office, Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, Kansas Press Association and Kansas Newspaper Foundation.

TOPEKA — Want to learn more about public information and openness requirements for local and state governments?

Registration is open for the annual Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Act training seminars, Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general, said Monday. The seminars are set to be presented at six locations across Kansas and are sponsored by the Attorney General’s office, Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, Kansas Press Association and Kansas Newspaper Foundation.

“We are pleased to once again offer these seminars on the basics of Kansas open meeting and open records laws,” Schmidt said. “Keeping public officials, members of the media and the general public informed about the requirements of these laws helps prevent unintentional violations from occurring.”

The nearest seminars are slated for:

• 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 at Memorial Hall Auditorium, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka;

• 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 25 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia; and

• 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 28 at Johnson County Central Library, Carmack Community Room, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park.

Other sessions are planned for Dodge City, Concordia and Wichita.

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