The Bluegrass Institute has made no secret of its desire to see more government operations made available to the public via the internet. This has primarily involved advocating timely publication of government expenditures to a searchable database for everyone to see.
While we wait for that, another opportunity may be at hand.
House Bill 187 would allow county governments to spend less money buying newspaper advertising to announce proposed ordinances. Why not, however, save even more money by removing the newspaper publishing mandate completely and require instead posting to the internet?
The bill is expected to pass the House easily on Friday.