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 city of Wichita's proposed 2010-11 budget.
Why you'd want it: To learn more about how the city is faring financially and how it plans to spend its money, which could affect services you use.
Where you get the records: From the city's Web site, www.wichita.gov. Click on the link at the top of the home page.
How much it will cost: The information is free.