Worried about “reducing transparency” in rural Colorado communities that still lack broadband, Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill that would have phased out the required publication of certain county financial information in newspapers.
Unlike a year ago, when state lawmakers improved access to public records, the 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly was marked by the passage of legislation that will significantly hinder the public’s right to know if it’s signed into law.
State lawmakers took another step toward phasing out the required publication of county public notices in Colorado newspapers.
Colorado’s newspaper industry is fighting proposed state legislation that would phase out the required publication of county public notices.