Angry over what he calls a misleading political ad, Rep. Jeff Denham (R) filed a defamation suit against Sacramento television stations and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The unusual campaign-season libel suit came after Democrats and the TV stations declined to pull a 30-second spot.
SureWest Communications Inc . was able to negotiate new contracts with broadcasters without having to pull any stations from its lineup. The current fee SureWest passes on for broadcast fees is $2.27 per month. The company is still running numbers to see whether a change in the broadcast fee will be needed.
Surrounded by the flashier digital markets of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, digital players in California’s state capital have made a splash with innovative hyperlocal and social efforts.