Perennial bills eliminating the posting of legal notices in newspapers have returned. Public bodies argue that being posting notices online versus in the newspaper would present cost savings. However, the ACLU and other open government groups note that while Internet access continues to increase, as many as one in five American adults still do not use the Internet. Until this “digital divide” is eliminated, the groups argue that public information should be available in multiple formats, including newspapers, so that all members of the community can have access to it.
Newspaper Notices (various)