north carolina press association | supporting the public's right to know since 1873
NCPA opposes HB 205
The North Carolina Press Association will continue to fight to ensure access to public notices for all citizens, not just those with a computer and Internet connection. The statistics clearly show the reach of newspapers, both in print and online, provides for greater access to all, including the poor and the elderly, who for reasons of cost and availability, do not have connectivity.
The late night wrangling to make this bill pass should shock any citizen who believes in representative democracy and is a perfect example of lawmaking at its worst. There is only one winner here, and that's the senator who sponsored the bill and forced this issue at all cost.