Inside the legislative push

Our legislative professionals work collaboratively to promote public policy that advances issues of greatest concern to our members while opposing bills that would adversely affect Pennsylvania news media organizations and their journalists. Priorities such as keeping public notice in newspapers and updating and improving the Right-to-Know Law and Sunshine Act are supported and championed through:

  • Building productive relationships with state legislators, government agencies and their staff members.
  • Meeting with legislators in Harrisburg and their home districts to elevate their awareness of the essential role local news media plays in strong, engaged communities and a healthy democracy.
  • Tracking all bills moving through the Legislature.
  • Reaching out to legislators and committees on legislation of particular interest to PNA members.
  • Providing background information, amendatory bill language, and original legislation drafts as necessary.
  • Testifying on behalf of PNA interests at legislative committee hearings and meetings.