BR, NO Newspapers Fight over Welfare Payments

Senate panel sides with Advocate on public notices

by koran addo
kaddo@theadvocate.com

State lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday that would allow The New Orleans Advocate to compete for the business of publishing legal notices in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

The bill came under fire from the NOLA Media Group, which delivers a rival paper — The Times Picayune — three days a week.

State law says each parish in the state must designate a newspaper as the official publication to run judicial advertisements and legal notices.

In order to be selected, newspapers are required to meet a number of different stipulations, among them is a requirement that the publication must have been physically located in the parish for five years.

The last stipulation is a problem for The New Orleans Advocate, which put down roots in New Orleans in 2012 but is the community’s only daily, home-delivered newspaper.
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Senate Bill 630, sponsored by state Sen. Danny Martiny, R-Metairie, would lift that five-year restriction allowing The New Orleans Advocate to compete with the NOLA Media Group over the lucrative public notices.

3 Responses to “BR, NO Newspapers Fight over Welfare Payments”

  1. Dan Burson Says:

    what about the lies Ruston Daily Leader prints in Lincoln parish?

    Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:05:20 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  2. Dan Burson Says:

    The newspaper in Lincoln parish still cant print the truth.

    Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:05:20 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

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