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Sen. Maria Cantwell urges support for local journalism


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 12:06pm

Brian Soergel

From July 2017: U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell stopped by Brackett's Landing North on Saturday, July 8. Cantwell had been invited to help local divers celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Edmonds Underwater Park. She walked to the end of the jetty with diver Yara Silva.

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 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.

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

Ok...are you with the progressive hold outs or a regular Democrat? Thanks for your hard work.


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