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Arizona lawmakers go after newspaper notices

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By CRISTINA SILVA
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives are once again trying to repeal a mandate that makes local governments publish public notices in newspapers.

The House voted 31-27 Monday on the measure that would allow some cities and towns to instead post public notices online. Communities with populations smaller than 100,000 people would still be required to publish notices in newspapers under the proposed law.

The bill returned to the Republican-led House after it failed in a 26-31 vote Wednesday.

Republican Rep. Warren Petersen of Gilbert, the measure's sponsor, promised to amend the bill in the Senate so only some notices could be published online.

The House voted Monday against a second measure that would have established a maximum rate for the cost of the notices.

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