Lawmakers express ‘shock’ and ‘sorrow’ over Times-Picayune situation

Louisiana lawmakers on Monday passed resolutions expressing “widespread shock and profound sorrow” that the Times-Picayune will no longer publish daily in the fall. They called for the paper’s owners to reconsider their decision, noting:

Many people who rely on the print edition of The Times-Picayune for daily news do not have access to the Internet and will be without a source for critical news and information four days a week.

* House, Senate resolutions call on Times-Picayune to remain a daily paper (
* Read House Resolution No. 182