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: Memos about Kansas’ allotment plan, which outlines cuts and transfers to balance the state budget next year.
Why you’d want them: To learn more about the state’s budget. State budget director Shawn Sullivan said in recommending the plan that “the resources of the State General Fund are likely to be insufficient to cover the appropriations made against the State General Fund.”
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Where you get them: Get the memos and copy of the allotment plan at www.budget.ks.gov/gbr.htm. Click on the “Agency FY 2015 Allotment Notification” link.
How much do they cost: The reports are free.