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We count on the mail

August 3, 2016

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)

Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.

NNA endorses common-sense overtime bill by House Democrats

July 14, 2016

The National Newspaper Association today applauded a proposal by four House Democrats to phase in an increase in the threshold salary requirements for overtime-exempt employees.

Maximize postage savings & improve delivery for community newspapers

July 6, 2016

Community newspapers have options to save money and improve delivery times under price and rule changes during the past decade, notably in 2007 with the last postal reform bill. From time to time, I like to review these for newcomers to the business or others who may have missed them. Updates to DMM citations and changes are made as well as percentage changes.

 

Best Practices in Public Notice symposium featured at NNA convention

July 6, 2016

Efforts by government officials to move public notices from local newspapers to government websites pick up steam every year. State press associations are battling on several fronts to preserve newspaper notice and to protect the public’s right to know.

 

House draft bill holds promised postal reform

July 6, 2016

A draft House of Representatives bill that the sponsors hope will finally propel Congress to enact postal reform measures was circulated in June to organizations with postal interests. The draft represents the long-awaited measure from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, to match the action in the Senate for revising ground rules for the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service.

 

FOIA reform bill set to become law

July 6, 2016

Generally speaking, public policy in Washington is a game of inches. Move the ball forward a little, consolidate your gains, and then do it again. Keep pushing your agenda until you eventually reach the goal line.

 

NNA 2016 newspaper contest winners announced

June 22, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, IL—Judging results have been processed and winners of the National Newspaper Association 2016 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online at www.nnaweb.org/contests.

NNA supports progress on postal reform

June 16, 2016

National Newspaper Association President Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton, KY, this week expressed cautious optimism that introduction of a new postal reform bill in the House of Representatives would lead to a final legislation this year.

New overtime rule may backfire into less news and fewer jobs

May 18, 2016

A new rule governing overtime pay for employees will create disruption at small newspapers and likely lead to more job cutbacks, National Newspaper Association President Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton, KY, said today. He expressed disappointment that the U.S. Department of Labor had rejected calls by many small businesses to introduce a more modified and gradually-rising threshold that sets overtime-eligible employees apart from professional staff.

IL publisher appointed NNA Region 4 director

May 9, 2016

John M. Galer, publisher of the Journal-News in Hillsboro, IL, has been appointed Region 4 director for the National Newspaper Association by NNA President Chip Hutcheson. Region 4 comprises Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

 

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