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.