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 Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s 2012 annual report.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about how the state agency spent its money and to learn more about health trends in Kansas. The report also summarizes health-related laws that legislators passed last year.
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Where you get it: Go to www.kdheks.gov/reports/2012_Annual_Report.pdf
How much does it cost: The information is free.