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Tonda Rush

Tonda Rush is the director of public policy and serves as general counsel to the National Newspaper Association. Email her at

Our job now is to make newspaper mail more visible and efficient

We are working on a series of case studies using specific newspapers, subscriber lists and mail prep reports as our homework. The goal is to improve their specific service, but more importantly to diagnose ...

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US Court of Appeals rules in favor of PRC

Users of the mail could face substantial postage increases in 2022 and 2023 after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit turned down an appeal by the National Newspaper Association, ...

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NNA welcomes progress on portion of Local Journalism Sustainability Act

The National Newspaper Association today welcomed news that the sections of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act that would provide tax credits for newsroom jobs have survived as part of the Build Back ...

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OSHA vaccine mandate put on hold by federal appeals court

The Emergency Temporary Standard by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been stayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, which ordered OSHA to ...

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NNA Members: Budget in 2022 for July/August postage increase; in 2023, two increases

Following a week of meetings and consultations with USPS pricing officials, NNA believes the Postal Service intends to continue its pattern of using the “rate authority” provided by the Postal ...

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OSHA issues vaccine mandates for companies with 100 employees or more

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today released its emergency regulations requiring companies with 100 employees or more to develop, implement and enforce ...

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Employers begin to comply with potential vaccination mandate to avoid scrambling to meet deadline

Q. Does the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration require a business to mandate vaccinations now?

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Prominent community newspaper publishers comment to House Subcommittee about impact on newspaper readers from failures in mail delivery

Chicago publisher Dorothy R. Leavell and central Illinois publisher John Galer advised the House Subcommittee on Government Operations today that delayed mail delivery is costing newspapers time, money ...

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How to solicit business via fax ⁠— fax machine is still an important business tool in many small companies

Now comes the question — what if you send a fax to someone with whom you do not have an established business relationship and it contains a little bit of advertising, like a tag line about your special ...

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Local Journalism Sustainability Act update — progress

The National Newspaper Association made progress in September with the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, legislation by Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, and Mark Kelly, D-Arizona, that would provide ...

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NNA and other organizations ask Court to continue audio transmissions

The Court, which has long resisted live electronic transmission of arguments, began during COVID-19 shutdowns to provide an audio feed. The Court reconvenes for its 2021-22 term Oct. 1 and has said it ...

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SBA opens new forgiveness portal

The Small Business Administration has opened a new portal for businesses that have not yet received forgiveness for their Paycheck Protection Program loans.

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USPS rewarded for poor service as rates rise, mail volumes fall and service declines

The Postal Service is being rewarded for poor service through the Postal Regulatory Commission’s new rate-setting authority, a coalition of mailer organizations led by the National Postal Policy ...

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No postage increase in January, but two are on deck each year beginning January 2023

The U.S. Postal Service today announced it will not implement a postage increase in January 2022. The next increase will be in July 2022. Then it will begin a new regime of twice-yearly increases, beginning ...

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Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS) payment for postage ends; Inactive permit holders must act by Sept 30

For Periodicals, permits for users still on CAPS were targeted to be marked inactive on August 15 if payment systems had not migrated. Newspapers with inactive permits have until September 30 to contact ...

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Postage rate increase will go into effect Aug. 29, Court says

The Court simply issued a statement that the petition was denied, without providing any reasoning for the decision. 

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PRC grants USPS deregulation of PO Box pricing

The Postal Regulatory Commission has allowed USPS to deregulate prices for PO Boxes in locations where a competitor is available within 5 miles of a post office. The deregulation will allow USPS to set ...

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With remote employees, where do we pay state income taxes?

Q. With so many employees now seeking work-from-home status, our situation is complicated. Our circulation area is near a state border, so some of our employees live in another state. When they were ...

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