Sound Off

Sound Off: In some LJWorld articles I see that the reporter filed an Kansas Open Records Act request. Other times, I see it written as a Freedom of Information Act request, or FOIA. What’s the difference between the two?

The Kansas Open Records Act, or KORA, covers state, county, city and other smaller municipalities in Kansas. Other states have similar laws, but the names may vary. A FOIA, on the other hand, covers records requests from any federal agency, such as the FBI or the Drug Enforcement Agency.


KansasLiberal 5 years, 10 months ago

Follow-up question: Under what circumstances can these requests be denied?

John Hamm 5 years, 10 months ago

Have you ever heard the word "polite?" It's a reasonable question - one which could come to mind upon reading the distinction between the two.

JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

I'd rather know how many times Brownback has refused to comply with the law and why sanctions have not been sought.

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