July 21, 2019

News Associations Concerned Over Digital Political Ad Reporting Requirements

Sen. Matt Lesser and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff. Photo by Christine Stuart/CT NewsJunkie file photo

The Connecticut Broadcasters Association and the Connecticut Daily Newspaper Association are lobbying against legislation that seeks to target “online platforms” with reporting requirements for political advertising.

In an open letter to the General Administration and Elections Committee, which forwarded HB 7329 to the House on April 1 by a 12-3 vote, the news associations said the requirements in the bill would “create costly administrative burdens” and would act like a “hidden tax” on news organizations.

At the minimum, the bill would require …

Follow this link to read the full article by Christine Stuart and published today on CTNewsJunkie.com

 

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