Around this time every year, the appropriations committees in the House and Senate get together to work out their budgets. And for the last few years special interests have used these bills to push their agendas and attach poison-pill riders.
If you’re a pay-TV subscriber you’re probably shelling out hundreds of dollars a year for that little box your cable company forces you to rent. This is just one of the many ways in which cable companies have a lock on what we see — and don’t see — on our TV screens.
Newsrooms are experimenting with different ways of engaging their audiences — and over the last few months Free Press has been on the ground figuring out the best ways to connect Garden State journalists and residents via our News Voices: New Jersey project.