HB 795 Legal Notices Act

Opinion: Update on public notice, open records bills

In case you’ve been keeping score, there was movement on two damaging public notice bills last session, both of which died in the Senate – one in Appropriations and the other tabled on the floor calendar. So far this year, there has been activity in both the House and the Senate, with local government organizations pushing five virtually identical bills this session. Read More...

Opinion: What's best use of Internet for government information?

With state government generally enchanted with the Internet, the significance of public notices in a democracy seems to strike some as almost an afterthought. Read More...

Lawmakers consider letting legal ads go online

HARRISBURG -- County, borough and school district groups clashed with newspaper industry representatives today over three bills that would make major changes in how legal advertising is disseminated to the public. Read More...

Public notices could find new homes in print, online.

HARRISBURG (May 14) - Local governments have long posted ads about home foreclosures, school board meetings, contract bids and other public issues in daily or weekly newspapers, but new laws under consideration by the state Legislature could change that, allowing municipalities to use other media to publicize their activities. Read More...