A recent opinion from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has granted a license to secrecy for the Brownback Administration and state officials. Attorney General Schmidt said it is okay to conduct public business through private email and that those emails would not be subject to The Kansas Open Records Act.
Shawn Sullivan, Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director, used his personal e-mail address to give Brownback administration officials and two lobbyists a sneak peak at the 2015 budget. They learned the details three weeks before the Legislature did.