Survey Shows Virginians Want Public Notices In Newspapers

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By: John Reid Blackwell | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virginians overwhelmingly think it is important for government bodies to place public notices in newspapers, according to a new survey that will be used against attempts in the General Assembly to change public-notice requirements.

The public notices are formal announcements about government actions such as scheduled public hearings, proposed zoning changes, and requests for proposals that must be publicized as paid advertisements in newspapers.

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