State Rep. Sorrell vows to cut government waste by seeking to remove requirement for legal notices to be published in newspapersRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 25 2019 3:19 PM
Earlier this week on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” State Rep. Andrew Sorrell (R-Muscle Shoals) explained his decision to vote against the Rebuild Alabama Act, which is legislation signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Kay Ivey that will ultimately raise gasoline taxes 10 cents by 2021.
In addition to polling that showed his constituents overwhelmingly against the measure to gas taxes, Sorrell justified his “no” vote by explaining that there were areas in state government with waste that could be eliminated to save taxpayers money that should have been considered before a tax increase.
One such area the Shoals Republican identified was a requirement that legal notices were to be published in newspapers.
Between the City of Dothan and Houston County they spend over $ 200,000.00 a year with media general on the required legal publications.
Those legal publications, obituaries and sale paper inserts is what keeps the news paper industry alive today.