Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support our critical reporting on the coronavirus by purchasing a digital subscription or donating directly to the newsroom. Maine Sen. Angus King and several Democrats in the U.S. Senate called on Wednesday for a future stimulus bill aimed at coronavirus relief to include money to support local news organizations. King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, signed a letter with 18 Senate Democrats that characterized local news organizations as “in a state of crisis” that was only “exacerbated” by the coronavirus pandemic. [Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county] “Reliable local news and information has been critically important during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet it has become more scarce,” the senators wrote. The virus is expected to further harm news organizations that have struggled to rebuild since the Great Recession.

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  • Maine union workers ask congressional leaders to prioritize state, local funding in HEROES Act
    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect ... The HEROES Act would also include $875 billion for state and local aid, and it would remove a size threshold. This means that, if passed ...
    05/14/2020 - 1:27 am | View Link
  • Sen. Angus King
    METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are calculated from itemized contributions as reported to the Federal Election Commission, which are donations itemized once someone donates over $200 to a ...
    03/19/2020 - 3:01 am | View Link
  • Sen. Angus King
    The figures profiled here include money from two sources: These contributors were either the sponsors of a PAC that gave to the politician, or they were listed as an individual donor's employer.
    12/4/2019 - 11:42 pm | View Link
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