Bill Pending In Mississippi Would Ban State Agencies From Advertising On Radio, TV
March 8, 2012 at 4:08 AM (PT)
MISSISSIPPI State Senator MERLE FLOWERS (R-SOUTHAVEN) has proposed a bill to bar state agencies from advertising. NBC affiliate WLBT-TV/JACKSON reports that the bill would block agencies from using radio and TV ads to promote their programs, but exempts newspapers, legal notices, job listings and some federally-required PSAs, and would require bidding if agencies must use state dollars for advertising.
"Millions and millions of taxpayers' dollars are going for a whole bunch of bogus programs that are advertised all over the state and we're going to put a stop to it," FLOWERS told the station.
The bill, SB 2736, has passed the Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency Committee and is pending in the full Senate.