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Tonda Rush

Tonda Rush is the director of public policy and serves as general counsel to the National Newspaper Association. Email her at tonda@nna.org

Media groups to Court of Appeals: ‘Journalists should be able to document tumultuous, unpredictable events without anxiety’

The controversy stems from coverage of civic unrest in Portland, Oregon, when the federal Marshals Service claimed the right to apply the same sanctions to journalists that it used against rioters and ...

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NNA LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING: Make PPP expenses deductible

More than 80 members of Congress have sponsored a bill to fix this problem. We need urgent action to make sure this bill gets wrapped into the stimulus package being negotiated between the White House ...

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US Court of Appeals upholds district court decision to open records from Maxwell case

Celebrity figure Ghislaine Maxwell lost an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to enforce a seal on court records from her 2016 Florida testimony in a civil suit by Virginia ...

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USPS Office of the Inspector General finds ‘confusion and inconsistency,’ DeJoy’s changes in compliance

The OIG looked at three initiatives from new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, as well as 57 other directives aimed at reducing cost. 

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ISSUE BRIEF: Good news for newspaper budgets ⁠— no increase in most common Within-County postage rates in January 2021

Publishers planning for 2021 postage budgets will see no increase in prices for carrier-route level sortations in Within County mailings. Marketing mail, High-Density Plus and Saturation sortations will ...

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Newspaper mailers to earn discount for flats trays

Community newspaper mailers using white flats trays (tubs) will finally begin to earn a discount for employing the more efficient trays instead of sacks. USPS has today proposed new discounts for the flats ...

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NNA Issue Brief: PPP loans under $50K get simplified forgiveness process

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration have released a new form for Paycheck Protection Program borrowers for loan forgiveness if they received $50,000 or less.

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NNA’s testimony supported Rodrigue’s request for authorization of second PPP loan

Local restaurants and local newspapers have common and critical concerns during the coronavirus economy. They both need federal stimulus dollars to continue to serve their communities. That was the message ...

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Preliminary injunction halts changes in USPS’ service

A federal court in Washington state in September issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to halt changes in service, ruling that the agency had ...

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Lawmakers question new postmaster general on delays and restructuring

Baptism by fire seemed to be the challenge for new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who made his first public appearances in a sometimes-hostile environment: the Congressional hearing room. 

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NNA ISSUE BRIEF: Payroll tax deferrals will come due January 1, 2021

As expected, the tax will not be forgiven but must be paid to the federal government between January 1 and April 20, 2021. If not paid by May 1, interest and penalties will begin to accrue.

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ISSUE BRIEF: Senate Republicans propose second PPP loan, aid to USPS

It will become a platform for further conversations with the other parties at the table after the political conventions end.  NNA has not yet taken a position on the specifics of the bill but is supporting ...

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National Newspaper Association applauds suspension of USPS service changes

DeJoy announced today that the Postal Service was fully able to handle election mail. In addition, he committed that until after the election: Retail hours at Post Offices will not change.  Mail ...

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National Newspaper Association supports Congressional action to protect universal mail service

Matt Adelman, NNA president and publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, said NNA would support a bill by House Democrats to prevent service cuts while the nation is in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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OIG conducting an audit to evaluate mail service during the pandemic

USPS Inspector General’s office is responsible for examining whether the Postal Service is meeting its obligations. In this case, it wants to know how well communications worked during the early ...

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ISSUE BRIEF: Loan forgiveness for sole proprietors under PPP & what to do about the payroll tax suspension

The Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury continue to refine guidance in the use of PPP loan money. Also, the White House has issued an Executive Order governing payroll tax withholding.

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NNA ISSUE BRIEF: Broadband gaps grow during COVID-19 pandemic

"Now, with people working at home and lacking access to libraries and restaurants, internet access is a growing problem,” Adelman said.

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NNA joins 180 small business groups urging deductibility of Paycheck Protection business expenses

National Newspaper Association joined the Parity for Main Street Employers coalition supporting relief from the Treasury Department’s intention to impose taxes on payroll, rent, mortgage interest ...

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MEMBER ALERT: NNA is assured overnight newspapers will be unaffected by new letter carrier rules

Williams said in response to a letter last week by Adelman to Williams and the new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy: “This test will not affect the service standard or the service performance for ...

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Reporters face First Amendment freedom hurdles in 2020

Reporters should use our Police, Protesters and the Press guide, which also contains a tip sheet of important things to note when covering a demonstration.

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