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.
For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.
The records: Pre-filed bills for the Kansas Legislature, which begins its session Monday.
Why you’d want them: To learn more about what laws legislators will try to pass this year.
Where you get them: Go to the Legislature’s website, www.kslegislature.org. Click on the links under “Recent Documents” menu on the home page. You can click on House pre-filed bills and on Senate pre-filed bills.
How much they cost: The reports are free.