There’s an election going on right now and for a radio station and a newspaper, this election couldn’t be more important.
“Having a newspaper cover 50,000 plus people in our community is really important and to have a staff that is dedicated to just relevant things to the MSU community is really important,” State News Managing Editor, McKenna Ross, said.
The State News is asking for a two dollar and fifty cents increase in order to continue to improve their work and give students the opportunity to try something new.
“An educational opportunity and work opportunity for journalism and media people to try out print and onlIne journalism and it’s been a really good experience,” Ross said.
At just three dollars, Impact 89F is requesting a tax renewal.
Impact 89F Assistant Station Manager, Olivia Mitchell, said this tax keeps their station running.
“We are really volunteer heavy and we like to be able to move people up when they have put in the work. Just to have all the supplies that people need, resources, and all that money goes to doing just that,” she said.
They are relying on a vote that hardly anyone knows about.
“If you could pick a random person on the street, they might not know that this vote is going on. We only win by a couple hundred votes or so,” Mitchell said.