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McConnell’s support for safe harbor legislation a boost for future of journalism

The long-term outlook for the health of our representative democracy got a little brighter last week, thanks to a Kentucky senator who is one of the most powerful people in Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signed on as a co-sponsor of “safe harbor” legislation that could allow the newspaper industry to reclaim funding for journalism that has been siphoned away by social media.