House Republicans announce budgets including $15 million for broadband

The MN Session Daily reports…

Looking to piggyback on last year’s action, House Republicans announced budget adjustment targets for this session. Tax relief tops the list.

Some details (emphasis is mine)…

Here are the spending increases proposed by House leaders:

  • $107.45 million in tax relief, including simplification of state taxes;

  • $101 million for road and bridge repairs;

  • $50.6 million to address a variety of issues, including pension woes;

  • $30.23 million for student safety through school safety improvements and mental health programming;

  • $15 million for expanded broadband internet across the state;

  • $10 million to prevent a 7 percent cut to people caring for Minnesota’s disabled community through the Disability Waiver Rate System;

  • $7.12 million for public safety;

  • $5 million for higher education;

  • $750,000 to address chronic wasting disease; and

  • $250,000 to support mental health counseling for farmers.

This entry was posted in Funding, MN, MN Broadband Fund Awards, Policy by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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