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Broadcast, Digital Journalists Get Build Back Better Help

Tax break provisions are in legislative package The latest draft of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislative package includes help for local journalists. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chair of the Commerce Committee, said several of the provisions she wrote into the Local Journalism Sustainability Act made it into the package, which

Broadcasters Push for Local Journalism Tax Break Bill

Say Big Tech is draining off critical ad dollars Local broadcasters are urging the Senate to provide tax credits to stations that staff up their newsrooms, citing, in part, Big Tech’s “devouring” of their local ad market. In a letter to Senate leadership, all 50 state broadcaster associations called for passage of

Court Decision Gives NAB More Ammo In Battle Over FCC Regulatory Fees.

The National Association of Broadcasters is doubling down on its position that Big Tech companies should pay annual regulatory fees to the Federal Communications Commission. In reply comments filed Friday, the trade group says a June 4 DC Circuit Court decision gives the agency the authority to do so. The FCC has

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