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Cantwell urges support for local journalism

 

Last updated 11/18/2021 at 11:34am

Maria Cantwell

On Thursday (Nov. 4), U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) spoke on the Senate floor to urge her Senate colleagues to support the local journalism provisions in the Build Back Better reconciliation package.

Several provisions of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act authored by Senator Cantwell were included in the draft text of the Build Back Better reconciliation package. This legislation would help financially support local newspapers, broadcasters and online media through tax credits to incentivize hiring and retaining journalists.

"Journalistic standards, local newspapers and broadc...



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