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Keep public notices public, noticeable

February 12, 2014

Minnesota legislators will be convening soon, and one of the first proposals they will be considering is a bill to allow local governments to put public notices on their own websites and abandon the......

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Feb-13-14 3:57 PM

Turbo , so you would prefer to go to the City's , county's and schools website to look for changes , I prefer to have one place to look. You complain about the Journal all the time ,if you don't like it , quit reading it.

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Feb-13-14 2:28 PM

You seem confused Avoice, with this regulation in place, the govt. does control commerce. If this regulation was removed, local units of govt. and schools would be able to post public notices on their own websites, thus removing the cost to taxpayers of publishing them in a local paper. They could still publish them in the papers, but they would have more negotiating power. I really don't care how they are published, it's just the fact that The Journal is always shouting from the rooftops about unwanted govt. regulations, except for this one that effects their own bottem line.

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Feb-13-14 12:08 PM

"With this regulation in place, local taxpayers are forced to pay whatever The Journal asks for their services." Usually the county/cities/townships negotiate with the paper about price and who gets appointed the official paper. Apparently you feel the government should control commerce, which last I knew it used to be a free enterprise area. The Journals does employ people while the government seems silent about creating an environment for job creation. By the way those same people and the Journal do pay taxes also.

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Feb-13-14 9:00 AM

What a perfect example of editorial hypocrisy. On Sunday The Journal ran an editorial complaining about the new regulation that orders all federal workers be payed a wage of $10.10. They argued that this was a burden on local units of govt. and schools, and yet here they are saying we should keep a regulation that forces local taxpayers to use an expensive and outdated form of communication for their public notices. With this regulation in place, local taxpayers are forced to pay whatever The Journal asks for their services. With a straight face, The Journal argues that this is not about the revenue they will lose, they are only looking out for their local residents, please. With these editorials it gets harder and harder to take The Journal seriously on any topic.

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