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In Indiana, future of notice arrives earlier than expected

April 7, 2021 - “As HSPA prepares potential legislation for the 2022 session,” says Executive Director Steve Key of the Hoosier State Press Association, “we hope to convince the leadership that public policy should continue to embrace the four key elements of effective public notice — accessibility, verification, archivability, and an independent conduit for the distribution of those notices to the public.” more

Texas swamped with bad public notice bills

April 7, 2021 - Legislators in Texas have introduced at least 20 separate bills this session that could have an impact on public notice. Fourteen were introduced last month alone. more

It’s House vs Senate in Florida

April 7, 2021 - Newspaper publishers from across the country are watching the moves taking place in the Florida legislature.  The Public Notice Resource Center reports that one of the primary concerns to be addressed during a hearing scheduled for Thursday, April 8, concerns the type of free newspapers that may qualify to carry notices.  This hearing on SB 402 is scheduled in Florida's Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice. more

Editorial: Government transparency is important

March 15, 2021 - The citizens of Wyoming were the beneficiaries one week ago when the Wyoming Senate rejected a bill that would have limited government transparency. By a 20-9 vote, Senate File 17, a bill brought by Sen. Tara Nethercott (R-Cheyenne), would have allowed cities, towns, counties and school districts to only place public notice information on their own websites. more

Editorial: Keep public notices in the sunshine

March 12, 2021 - An editorial in the Citrus County Chronicle says that Florida House Bill 35, a repeat of last year’s unsuccessful measure, calls for eliminating the requirement for local governments to place public notices in newspapers in favor of local governments assuming that role with their websites. more

Who cares about public notices? You should.

Let your state legislators know that you value being able to access notices in your newspaper and that they are worth the investment. There is a cost to keeping citizens informed, but the costs of not doing so are much higher!


Bill to end requirement that public notices be published in newspapers fails to pass in Idaho

Feb. 10, 2021 - A bill regarding public notices by Rep. Jon Weber, R-Rexburg, has failed to pass the House in Idaho. The bill would have ended the requirement that public notices be published in newspapers. After debate, the House voted 38-33 against the bill. more

Public notices soon may no longer be available in Indiana newspapers

Feb. 2, 2021 - The House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee in Indiana voted 10-3 to eliminate mandatory newspaper publication of all public notices in favor of requiring localities to post notices on their website or their county's website. more

North Dakota House rejects bill to end local public notices in newspapers

Feb. 1, 2021 - The North Dakota House of Representatives rejected a bill on Monday, Feb. 1, that would have eliminated the requirement for county or city governments to publish their bills and payments in local newspapers. more

North Carolina bill could remove public notices from newspapers in 14 counties

The Salisbury (North Carolina) Post reports that Rep. Harry Warren, a Republican serving state House District 76, has introduced a bill that would allow a slew of counties to publish public notices on their websites rather than in newspapers. more

Newspaper Association Managers launches nationwide public notice website provides direct access to 47 public notice websites from across the country, each of which is operated by state newspaper associations. more

Best Practices for Public Notice

August 14 webinar: Arm yourself with the “talking points” you need to have at your disposal when the topic of public notices comes up with advertisers, legislators and the general public. Learn more and register more

Study: 82 percent of Tennessee adults read newspapers

Early findings from a research study conducted by the Tennessee Press Service and Coda Ventures shows that more than 8 out of 10 adults in Tennessee are depending on newspapers to provide accurate and trustworthy information in this time of COVID-19. more

Public Notice Bill introduced within first 30 minutes of Kentucky General Assembly

All public notices would be moved from Kentucky newspapers to local government websites if House Bill 195 is enacted. The legislation was introduced on the opening day of the 2020 General Assembly. more

Free Webinar: The Case for Keeping Public Notices Where They Belong — in the Newspaper

Protecting public notice revenue is a never-ending battle. Over the past decade, hundreds of proposals have been introduced by state and local officials to change public notice laws. In this webinar, attendees will learn about: trends in public notice legislation, breakthrough advocacy strategies and modern solutions to protect public notices. more
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