More insanity. The game with politicians now is how far will the people let them go. The myth that local newspapers prints what larger newspapers won't is more of a lie. Major newspapers have swooped in and bought many of the local papers. Our newspaper hasn't truly been local for over ten years, especially the editorial page. The current editor likes to get the locals and the transplants fighting each other in public. That's not nurturing local bonds. It destroys them.
The best way to preserve local information, is to loosen the corporate grip on the media, not to bail it out. The corporate media is in trouble because their failed business model is not supported by the citizenry. The first step would be getting the person who wants government bailouts of newspapers out of public office.