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Kucinich cautions giving tax-exempt status to newspapers in a hearing today
Proposal to give newspapers non-profit, tax-exempt status is attempt to help save a struggling industry


 
At a congressional hearing today, experts said that tax exempt status for newspapers will not be enough to save the industry. Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich is among those who sees the tax exemption as a way to help struggling newspapers like the Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal and Canton Repository. But he urges caution.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich on the problems that could come with government involvment

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Critics say the tax exemption for daily newspapers could hinder their watchdog role and ability to endorse political candidates.

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