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AG Derek Schmidt to convene Open Government Training Advisory Group

Release Date: Feb 03, 2017

TOPEKA – (February 3, 2017) – A newly formed advisory group tasked with studying and providing recommendations on improving the state’s training programs for open government laws will convene next week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

The Kansas Attorney General’s Open Government Training Advisory Group will hold its first, organizational meeting on February 10 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave in Topeka.

A new law passed in 2015 charges the attorney general’s office with coordinating statewide training on the Kansas Open Records Act and Kansas Open Meetings Act. The law also allows the attorney general to “consult and coordinate with any appropriate organization to provide training.”

To serve this purpose, the attorney general has appointed this advisory group, which is composed of representatives of media organizations and state and local governments. A full list of the group’s members is available at

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