Very soon, Kentuckians across the Commonwealth will become keenly aware of the need to reduce government spending. When that happens, we need to work up support for prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds to print government announcements in newspapers.
Notices of hearings, meetings, auctions, etc. can all be placed on the internet for much less money than we are now spending. And the ferocity with which newspaper publishers defend this largesse is quite telling. It's time for the long, slow, expensive bailout of newspapers in the state to end.
Then we need to stop bailing out junkies, labor unions, and corporate welfare recipients.