Government & Politics

May 2, 2014 9:58 PM

Open records bill passes in Kansas as 2014 legislative session winds down

Legislators passed a bill making public key documents — known as probable cause affidavits — that are used to justify arrests or searches. “They put the people ahead of the government. It’s a victory for the people,” said Robert Harte, who with his wife, Adlynn, fought to learn why deputies raided their Leawood home two years ago in search of marijuana. Legislators approved the open records measure without controversial provisions to speed up and limit death penalty appeals.

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