Mar 17, 2011

House votes to end NPR funding

The House of Representatives today voted 228-192 to end funding for NPR and its affiliate stations. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is likely to stall in the Senate, but is likely to be used as pressure to carve out public broadcasting funds in a larger budget bill.

Meantime, Meghan Daum at the LA Times tells NPR to get a backbone.

(Disclosure: I work for KCRW, an NPR-affiliate station.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really, we should de-fund the redundant and nim-brained House of Representatives. Two-year terms, half of which they spend in reelection mode? Big staff, big expenses? A true waste of resources. Just go with the Senate and the state legislatures.