Monday, October 18

Video may arrive in Kansas

Travis Perry, Kansas Watchdog:

After years of complacency, the Kansas Legislature has decided to take action following a Kansas Watchdog investigation.

On March 25 we reported that while local lawmakers have had the ability to broadcast online video of some of the legislature’s most important committee hearings, so far they’ve actively chosen not to do so. Instead, elected officials have decided to keep the cameras off.

But, following a flurry of interest by area news media, the legislature seems to be singing a different tune. The Topeka Capitol-Journal reported Thursday morning that House Speaker Ray Merrick has asked legislative IT staff to take a second look at the costs associated with streaming video over the web.

Full story at Watchdog investigation spurs legislative action.