(L-R) Nick Gnau (IHeartMedia, Detroit), Reed Kittredge (WHMI-FM, Howell), Karole White (MAB President), Steve Mills (Midwest Communications, Kalamazoo), Congressman Mike Bishop (R-8) and Mike Klein (Midwest Communications, Kalamazoo).

Congressman Mike Bishop (R-8) met with the MAB members on August 15.  The group brought the Congressman up to date on issues affecting the broadcasting industry. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Bishop briefed the MAB about the review process involving Copyright issues.

Also discussed was the potential and the necessary rewrite of the tax laws. Though any effort to change the tax laws will be met with a lot of differing opinions, the MAB welcomed hearing Rep. Bishop speak about the importance of advertising as a necessary business expense deduction.  The MAB appreciates that the Congressman has the same view of the importance of advertising to business and harm it would cause if companies could not longer deduct it from their business taxes.

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