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The state House on Monday advanced a bill that would allow local governments to post public notices on their own websites instead of paying to publish them in newspapers. Read more»

Despite objections from newspaper publishers, a House committee endorsed two bills Thursday that would allow local governments to publish public notices online rather than in newspapers. Read more» 2

Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista.

A Senate committee endorsed legislation Wednesday that would create a state-run database of statutory public notices that have been published in newspapers. Read more»

Thwarted in his attempt to allow statutory public notices to appear on websites rather than in newspapers, a lawmaker now wants to create a state-run database of public notices that have been published in newspapers. Read more»

A House panel rejected a bill Thursday that would have allowed governments to post required notices about public meetings, budgets and other matters on their websites instead of purchasing ads in newspapers. Read more»

A bill by Rep. David W. Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, would allow statutory public notices such as these to run online, broadening a state law that requires them to run in newspapers.

With budgets tight and the world increasingly connected by the Internet, state lawmakers and publishers are wrangling over whether the future of public notices should include paying for ads to run in newspapers. Read more»

The state House passed a bill Wednesday that would establish a committee to examine the most cost efficient and effective ways for local governments to publish legal notices as required by statute. Read more»