Sen. Maria Cantwell urges support for local journalism
Last updated 11/11/2021 at 12:06pm
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.