What separates average-to-good Iowa towns from thriving ones, former Governor Terry Branstad often said, is the presence of locally owned banks and a dedicated community newspaper. Community newspapers are a big part of what makes Iowa, well, Iowa. And that's why it's so troubling that some in the Iowa Senate are considering requiring legal notices to be posted on some to-be-created state-run website. The notices, in a radical departure from custom, would not be required to be published in a local newspaper
I've contacted my legislators to protest this!
How do Republicans come up with these ideas to pick away at the fabric of our democracy. How do they think up these awful ideas? How????
Will the State allow City's and County's to follow suit? Many small town papers rely on the revenue to stay afloat.
Which Iowa newspapers are not privately owned?