AFL-CIO backs important measure to Save Local News

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This week the AFL-CIO endorsed the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, a bill that would provide tax credits to help subscribers, local businesses and, most importantly, local journalists.

The bill is a “lifeline for these essential community institutions as they struggle to provide the information their readers rely on during the current national emergency, and to set local news outlets up for a successful recovery,” Government Affairs Director William Samuel wrote. 

The federation urged Congressional leaders to “advance the Local Journalism Sustainability Act in any possible upcoming legislative vehicle.”

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act would provide a much-needed boost to save local news jobs. The erosion of local news puts our democracy at threat

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