Colorado newspapers fight to keep publishing county public notices

By Jeffrey A. Roberts
CFOIC Executive Director
Colorado’s newspaper industry is fighting proposed state legislation that would phase out the required publication of county public notices.
Proponents of Senate Bill 18-156 say the notices are a waste of taxpayer money because the same financial and salary information is available on county websites.
But the Colorado Press Association makes a case that public notices are still a valuable tool for government transparency, providing a permanent, neutral-party record of important public information.