Friday, June 19, 2015

Michigan House bill to remove public notices from newspapers fails to garner enough votes to pass

A bill that would remove all public notices from Michigan newspapers by the year 2025 failed to garner enough votes to pass in the state House on Thursday, reports The Associated Press. "Supporters say allowing notices to be posted online would reduce costs for municipalities and give notices a better chance of being accessible to younger residents who might not read newspapers. Critics say the change would provide only small savings compared to total budgets for local governments. They also say publishing notices in newspapers provides an independent record." (Read more)

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