For decades, the Hoosier State Press Association has fought a war on two fronts to preserve the concept of publication of public notices to inform citizens of actions taken or contemplated by state and local government units.
One front is the General Assembly, where bills are filed that weaken or eliminate public notice advertising publication requirements. The other front is the executive branch and its state agencies, the most recent example being the Indiana Department of Environmental Managements.
Unfortunately, a third front may open in the not too distant future – the judiciary. (Read more here…)