Parties agree to delay in KCC lawsuit

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor (AP Photo/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A Kansas prosecutor has agreed to delay his lawsuit against the Kansas Corporation Commission over alleged open meetings violations while the utility regulatory board reviews its policies.

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor said Wednesday he filed a motion in state court agreeing to a 120-day stay while the KCC conducts a voluntary audit of its procedures.

Taylor’s June 19 lawsuit alleges the three-member commission violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act by taking binding action on a Salina water rate increase without convening in public to vote.

Taylor’s office says the motion was filed Tuesday in Shawnee County District Court. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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