Richmond Times-Dispatch: Thanks for keeping taxpayers in the light
VPA / April 02, 2012The prediction in September was that an intense battle would occur in the General Assembly over public notices.
As it turned out, it wasn't just one struggle.
It was several.
"The 2012 General Assembly will go down in history as one of the most contentious, cantankerous and controversial legislative sessions in Virginia history," the Virginia Press Association stated in its session summary. "And Virginia's newspapers were not immune from slings and arrows."
But in the end, despite being bruised and battered, public notices will remain in newspapers.
Thanks go to Richmond Times-Dispatch readers who jumped in to help and to a band of legislators who prevented Virginia from taking a wrong turn that would have kept taxpayers in the dark about information regarding their government.
Read the full commentary at http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/commentary/2012/apr/01/tdcomm02-thanks-for-keeping-taxpayers-in-the-light-ar-1807711/.