OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — With the introduction of a single bill, the Kansas Legislature this week took a monumental first step on the road to real government transparency in the digital age.

The legislation, HB 2438, is targeted at doing one thing — allow anyone, anywhere, to keep tabs on exactly what goes on under the Capitol dome. Read the full bill here.

Overland Park Republican state Rep. Stephanie Clayton, along with 13 other co-sponsors, including three Democrats, filed the aptly-named “Transparency and Accountability Act” Thursday morning. The Capitol building is wired and ready for the rollout of live, online video in every chamber and committee room. All that’s missing are the cameras and the political will to turn them on.