Shawnee County DA Continues Kansas Open Meetings Probe

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor's office is continuing its review of information into an investigation whether dinners at the governor's mansion violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

Matt Peterson, spokesman for Taylor's office, says Monday that staff are reviewing the investigative reports and preparing to present a summary to Taylor. Peterson says the report should be completed in the coming weeks.

The Democrat district attorney is investigating seven dinners held at Cedar Crest, the governor's official residence, in January. Republican members of 13 legislative committees were invited by GOP Gov. Sam Brownback to attend the dinners, which sometimes combined two or three committees with related policy missions.

Taylor launched his investigation this spring after receiving a complaint from The Topeka Capital-Journal and the Kansas Press Association.

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