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The Palm Beach Post: Keep public notices in the sunshine

The Palm Beach Post: Keep public notices in the sunshine

BY ´╗┐DOMINIC M. CALABRO

We at Florida TaxWatch hold dear the independent, unfiltered manner of government entities placing public notices in local newspapers of record. If House Bill 89, which proposes moving public notices to government-run websites, would save a great deal of taxpayer money, Florida TaxWatch would have been a vocal proponent.

No one is more committed to meaningful government cost savings, innovation and productivity. Through more than three decades of research that gets results for taxpayers, Florida TaxWatch has demonstrated its commitment to improving taxpayer value, citizen understanding and government accountability. The fact is that online-only public notices likely would cost taxpayers more. Taxpayers could be significantly harmed by notifications of upcoming votes, tax increases and other expensive policies that could fly under the radar.

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