Kan. Media Group Disappointed In Report On Events

By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen
By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Press Association's executive director sees what he calls a hollow victory in a prosecutor's criticism of Gov. Sam Brownback's private meetings with legislators at his official residence.

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor concluded Tuesday that no substantive violations of the Kansas Open Meetings Act occurred during the seven January gatherings at Cedar Crest. But Taylor's office said technical violations may have occurred.

Brownback invited members of 13 legislative committees, more than 90 lawmakers in all.

Press Association Executive Director Doug Anstaett (AN'-stat) says it's the kind of outcome that people who fight for open government have come to expect.

Anstaett says Taylor is acknowledging problems but only urging lawmakers to get more training while admonishing them not to violate the law again.

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