Notes from MN Conference Committee (SF1937) – nothing decided another meeting to be planned

[Added at 7 pm – they read through the changes with a plans to discuss the changes at a later date. Sadly my Livestream did save. But the materials are all here.]

In preparation for the meeting that starts at 4:00. I will try to Livestream it on Facebook. It’s not a perfect solution but better than making the drive from rural Minnesota in the snow. (On May 1!)

Here’s the Agenda – including documents:
S.F. 1937-Miller: Omnibus jobs, commerce, energy, labor and industry, and employment and economic development appropriations bill.

Here’s the budget:


$15 million for broadband grants (first yearand $500,000 ($250,000/year) for the Office of Broadband Development from DEED (Department of Employment and Economic Development) as well as $200,000 ($100,000/year) from the Department of Commerce.

And here’s the text…

25.18 Subd. 8. Broadband Development​

25.19 (a) $15,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is for​
25.20 deposit in the border-to-border broadband fund​
25.21 account in the special revenue fund established​
25.22 under Minnesota Statutes, section 116J.396.​
25.23 (b) $250,000 each year is for the Broadband​
25.24 Development Office.​


37.3 (b) $100,000 each year is for the support of​
37.4 broadband development.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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