This Week’s Survey Question

An archaic mandate in Pennsylvania law requires local government entities like school boards and municipal governments to advertise any upcoming public meeting in a newspaper of general circulation. This mandate costs taxpayers an average of $28 million annually in advertising fees imposed by newspapers like LNP | LancasterOnline and the York Daily Record, but most taxpayers are unaware the mandate even exists and there’s currently no easy way for the public to see the amount of taxpayer dollars being spent on these mandated advertisements. 

Furthermore, newspaper circulations have dropped by more than 50% during the last 17 years.


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