Rep. Mark DeSaulnier of California discusses the reason for and expected benefits of his “Saving Local News Act of 2019” (H.R. 3126). If it becomes law, the bill would make it easier for local news organizations to gain non-profit tax status and better deal with the financial challenges many face – as many local news providers around the nation cut back on news staff or simply cease operations.
Gene Policinski is the president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute.
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, a Democrat who represents California’s 11th District, just east of San Francisco.