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Public TV worth paying for: Swiss voters nix bid to end fees

GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss voters on Sunday handily rejected a proposal brought by free-market advocates to end mandatory fees to finance publicly supported TV and radio programming, a result that brought a sigh of relief to Europe's state-backed broadcasters. Final figures indicated that 71 percent of participating Swiss voters had rejected the "No Billag" initiative, spelling the end of the measure championed by far-right populists and named

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