Hearing on bill to create local news panel to be held at the Statehouse at 11 a.m. today

Big doings at the Statehouse later today as the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses will conduct a hearing about H.181, a bill to create a special commission that would study local journalism in underserved communities.

The hearing will take place at 11 a.m. in Room B-1. I’ll be among those testifying in favor.

This nearly got derailed yesterday over complaints that the hearing had been scheduled on short notice. Fortunately, the chairs of the committee agreed to hold a second hearing within a few weeks.

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