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: The docket for the Kansas Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities, oil and gas, and intrastate trucking and promotes renewable energy and conservation.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about what the commission, appointed by the governor, does on behalf of the state and Kansas consumers. You can search its docket by date range and specify which division’s docket you are interested in — conservation, electric, gas or multi-industry. You also can search by the name of a company, such as Kansas Gas Service.
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Where you get it: The docket is on the commission’s website, www.kcc.state.ks.us. Click on the “Docket Filings” link from the menu on the left.
How much the record will cost: The information is free.