'Lew Perkins Provision' goes to Gov. Sebelius
Topeka -- The Legislature on Friday sent to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius a bill that would make any public employee's total compensation a public record.
The measure is called the "Lew Perkins Provision," after the Kansas University athletic director.
It was the result of a lawsuit filed by The World Company -- which publishes the Lawrence Journal-World and operates Sunflower Broadband's 6News -- against KU after the university refused to disclose Perkins' compensation.
The bill would also require that university faculty who make more than $50,000 per year to file with state ethics officials a statement that lists other sources of income.