Conference Committee on Omnibus that includes broadband budget: April 24

Two bits of news here. First, legislators are meeting on Monday (April 24, 2017) at 12:30 to discuss the Omnibus bill that includes broadband funding. Second, the following legislators will be in on the discussion:

The bulk of the meeting will be spent going through the two versions of the bill – but it also includes agency testimony. I will try to attend or at least watch from home (if possible) and distill just the broadband sections.

Here’s the announcement:

Monday, April 24, 12:30 PM – Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Building

Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo

Alternate Chair: Sen. Jeremy Miller

Location: Room 110 Minnesota Senate Bldg


Conference Committee on SF1937, Jobs and Energy Omnibus Bill
Conferees: HOUSE – Garofalo, Newberger, Hoppe, O’Neill, Mahoney; SENATE – Miller, Osmek, Dahms, Anderson P, Champion
Senator Miller will Chair the meeting
Walk-through of side-by-side and spreadsheet followed by agency testimony.
Documents will be posted as soon as they are available.


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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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