The proposal is intended to have two benefits: save jobs and protect a critical community service. The legislation will reduce state revenues by an estimated $1 million per year, according to the announcement.
“I’ve seen local newspapers and media in my district struggle over the past few years, and too many have already had to shut down,” Mullet said. “We have to help keep these outlets afloat. Local journalists play an essential role to inform the public, hold government accountable, and make our communities stronger.”