Florida seeks to halt paid government notices in newspapers


Local newspapers have long relied on revenue from public notices. But governments are increasingly putting those notices on government websites.

They are not necessarily trying to hurt newspapers — but a new law in Florida seems to do just that.

That state now has the first law that threatens to deny that income to independent publishers. It was introduced last year and signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in May, according to Courthouse News Service. (The law takes effect Jan. 1.)

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