Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: A summary of laws passed during the 2012 session of the Kansas Legislature.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about what legislators accomplished — or did not accomplish — last year and give you a better idea of what might happen in the session that begins Jan. 14. Legislation is broken out by topic, such as arts, business, children and youth and economic development.
Where you get it: Go to www.kslegislature.org. Under the “Historical” tab at the top of the page, click on the “2011-2012 Sessions” link. Then click on the “Summary of Legislation 2012” link under the “Recent Documents” menu.
How much does it cost: The information is free.