Parties agree to delay in KCC lawsuit

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his office in the county courthouse in Topeka, Kan. Taylor says Kansas legislators committed technical violations of the state's open meetings law during private meetings with Gov. Sam Brownback at his official residence. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his office in the county courthouse in Topeka, Kan. Taylor says Kansas legislators committed technical violations of the state's open meetings law during private meetings with Gov. Sam Brownback at his official residence. (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.

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