Senator Dorgan still wants to shut down TV Martí.

Posted: 12 Aug 2010

Bismarck Tribune, 10 August 2010, Rebecca Beitsch: "Sen. Byron Dorgan, D- N.D., laid out a plan for what he’d like to accomplish before the end of the congressional session, hoping a change in perspective might mean better odds for bills he’s introduced multiple times. ... He also said he has not given up on changing U.S. relations with Cuba, opening up trade and travel and shutting down TV Marti. The American-run TV station broadcasts into Cuba to dispel myths about both the U.S. and Cuban governments, something Dorgan said is costing taxpayers half a billion a year." -- Half a billion? The FY2010 budget for the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí) was about $30 million.

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