What’s the delay in releasing the terms of a settlement the state reached this year with tobacco companies? The settlement was finalized in March, and several other states have released their settlement terms. But Kansas Action for Children had to file an open-records request to try to get the information. And all it’s received so far is a letter from the Kansas Attorney General’s Office saying it needs more time. This information is of particularly interest as lawmakers finalize the state’s budget. And keep in mind, the Attorney General’s Office is in charge of enforcing the state’s open-records law. Maybe it needs to police itself.
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