On May 15, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters held its State Capitol Advocacy Day in Lansing.  MAB members met with state lawmakers to discuss the need for public notice reform, extending FOIA to the Legislature and the Governor’s Office, and to educate the lawmakers on the economic benefits of the broadcast industry in Michigan.

A press conference was hosted in the Capitol Rotunda as part of the day’s events to highlight the broadcasting industry’s positive impact of on the state economy.  Michigan broadcasters created more than 8,000 jobs in last year and accounted from$1.5 billion of the state GDP, according to the findings of a 2017 survey by the Washington, D.C., based Woods & Poole Economics, Inc.

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