Legislative Update – October 31, 2019

The Senate and House of Representatives were in session this week and return to session November 18. The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1780, sponsored by Representative Lee James, this week…

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Legal Hotline: Last Minute Political Ads

Q: Isn’t there a rule in Pennsylvania or federal law that restricts last-minute political ads? A: There is no federal law or regulation that prohibits last minute political ads in newspapers, and…

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Legal Hotline: Military Symbols in Ads

Q: A funeral home wants to use an image of the Purple Heart in an ad focusing on veterans. Is that allowed? A: No, not unless the funeral home has obtained prior…

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Legal Hotline: Political Ad Basics 2019

Q: We’re getting several local political ads leading up to election day. What are some of the issues we need to consider about political advertising? A: Financing, required disclosures, timing, rates and…

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Legal Hotline: Casino Ads

Q: Can our newspaper accept ads for Pennsylvania casinos and if so, are there any advertising requirements we should be aware of? A: Yes, newspapers can accept ads for casinos and there…

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