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: Legislative testimony by staff of the Kansas Department of Children and Families.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about DCF programs and what staff are saying to state legislators in committee hearings.
Where you get it: Go to the department’s website at www.dcf.ks.gov/Agency/Testimony. Testimony goes back to 2006.
How much the record will cost: The information is free.