Lawmakers need training on open-meetings law

Good for some legislative leaders for scheduling training sessions on the Kansas Open Meetings Act. An investigation into meetings that Gov. Sam Brownback hosted early this year for GOP lawmakers revealed that many lawmakers lacked knowledge about what is and isn’t allowed by KOMA. To their credit, the House Republicans have scheduled a training session on KOMA with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office on Jan. 17, and Senate Democrats have tentatively scheduled training on Jan. 15, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. House Democrats and Senate Republicans also should get training.