August 22, 2012 5:00 AM

Eagle editorial: Keep meetings open

So Gov. Sam Brownback’s legislative dinners at Cedar Crest early this year didn’t constitute a “substantive violation” of the Kansas Open Meetings Act, according to the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office. That doesn’t excuse either the governor’s decision to invite majorities of legislative committees to discuss specific legislation behind closed doors, or what the investigators found to be widespread ignorance about the open-meetings law among lawmakers.

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