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Sustaining Journalism in California: Senate Hearing to Explore Tax & Tax Credit options

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation will explore taxes and tax credits as options to help lift failing California newsrooms out of their downward economic spiral in a hearing on Wednesday, March 13.

“Independent journalism is at a crisis stage and we’re at a tipping point for its future,” said Senator Steve Glazer, D-Contra Costa, the chairman of the Revenue and Taxation Committee. “Even though government must have a hands off relationship with news organizations, it is vital to our system of democracy to ensure we have a thriving free press. We want to examine what we can do to help.”

What: Senate Committee hearing on taxes & journalism

Where: 1021 O Street, Room 1200, Sacramento, CA

When: Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 a.m.

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