Government Welfare for Newspapers Continues

Newspapers Block Internet Posting Requirement

At the urging of the Louisiana Press Association, a House committee rejected a bill Tuesday to require public bodies that have websites to post the minutes of their meetings.

Another Newspaper Battle Ends Before It Begins

Legislation that was filed on behalf of a community newspaper in Slidell to address city-level concerns was shelved Wednesday just moments before a set of amendments were to be added opening up competition for Louisiana’s official state journal.

The Advocate currently holds the title of official state journal, and reaps the financial rewards of advertising bills and other important notices, but the intent of the planned amendments would have positioned The Times-Picayune to compete for the contract as well.

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