MAB in Washington this Week

FCC 's Matthew Berry speaking at the NAB State Leadership on February 28.
FCC ‘s Matthew Berry speaking at the NAB State Leadership on February 28.

This week, MAB staff and members of MAB’s Board of Directors are in Washington, D.C. for the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference.

The MAB will be meeting with members of the Michigan Congressional delegation and their telecommunication staff to discuss: (1) the need to ensure that the repacking timeline and relocation funds are adequate as not to disrupt TV broadcast service; (2) the need to ensure that any changes to the Communications Act recognize the value of free, over-the-air broadcasting to local communities and do not harm viewers or undermine the business model that provides locally-driven content; (3) broadcasters’ opposition to the performance tax and asked the lawmakers to co-sponsor the Local Radio Freedom Act; and (4) the need to preserve advertising deductibility as a vehicle for economic recovery in any future tax code reform proposals.

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