Senate bill seeks to cut state agency advertising

When state agencies want to showcase or bring awareness to a program in the future, word of mouth may be just about the only advertising they can do.

That’s if Senate Bill 2736 becomes law.

It looks to pull the plug on all state agencies’ ability to advertise.

“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,” said Merle Flowers, the Republican senator who wrote the bill.