Board may buy ads for courthouse referendum

The county is considering ways to get the word out on issues related to the Nov. 4 courthouse referendum. One method being discussed is paid advertising. That’s upsetting some citizens who Monday warned commissioners to stick to fact-based information.

“You can’t advocate to be in favor of the sales tax,” said Milton resident Jerry Couey, pointing out related restrictions in Florida State Statute 106.113. That statute makes it clear local government may not expend public funds for a political advertisement related to a referendum, unless it is electioneering communication limited to factual information.

Read more in the Aug. 28 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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