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.

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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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