Oahu Publications, publisher of the Star-Advertiser, has submitted another contract proposal seeking higher rates for legal advertising placed by state agencies for publication on Oahu, Molokai, and Lanai.
But the new rates are less than in a previous proposal, which was rejected.
Under the latest proposal, rates for legal ads would go from $9.75 to $21.50 per inch on weekdays, $8.50 to $19.50 on Saturdays, and from $11 to $27 on Sunday, increases of 120%, 129%, and 145% respectively.
The rates for classified ads to be published on Sunday would increase 255% under the proposal, going from $11 per inch to $39 per inch.
Although substantial, these price increases are less than those originally sought by the Oahu Publications, which went as high as $75 per inch for classified ads published on Sunday. That original proposal was rejected by the State Procurement Office as “not acceptable.”
The newly proposed contract would only run from December 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. It is estimated to be worth $175,000.