Kansas Action for Children filed its petition Friday in Shawnee County District Court. The group wants Attorney General Derek Schmidt to release an accounting firm’s report on revisions to a 1998 legal settlement between states, including Kansas, and tobacco companies.
Schmidt’s office announced last month that because of the settlement changes, Kansas received nearly $68 million in tobacco settlement funds for the current fiscal year, almost $13 million more than expected.
The group says it wants to know how much the state can expect to receive in coming years.
Schmidt’s spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.