NJ delays vote on legal notices bill


New Jersey lawmakers are delaying a vote until 2017 on a bill that newspaper companies say could cost them millions in ad revenue. The proposed law would no longer require government agencies to publish legal notices in newspapers, instead allowing the agencies to publish the notices on their own websites. And some said the proposed law, which is supported by Gov. Chris Christie, was a veiled attack by Christie on media organizations. Nine other states have reviewed the newspaper publication requirement, and all decided to keep it. New Jersey Press Association executive director George White explains that if the law is passed, New Jersey would be the first state to make this change.

Reposted courtesy of Associated Press