Tampa Bay Times by Josh Fiallo
November 5, 2019
The Citrus County Commission came to a consensus at the end of October: The county should not spend roughly $2,700 annually to buy digital subscriptions to the New York Times for the 70,000 library-card holders who reside in the county.
The commissioners were not shy in sharing why they thought it was a waste of money.
“Do we really need to subscribe to the New York Times?” one commissioner asked during the meeting.
“Why the heck would we spend money on something like that?” asked another.
Commissioner Scott Carnahan appeared the most passionate against approving the funding, alluding to political reasons as part of his decision.