The Citrus County, Florida, commissioners voted on November 19 to reject a digital subscription to the New York Times for 70,000 local library cardholders that would replace its print subscription for a savings of $200. A motion for the county to move forward with the $2,700 digital subscription, instead of its current print subscription, failed 3–2. So many people attended, officials opened up an overflow room. Three sheriff’s deputies stood by the door. Commissioner Scott Carnahan said he wouldn’t back down from his original opinion, adding that he doesn’t think public money should be used for any news subscriptions.
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times, Nov. 19