MN Broadband bill moves from Ways and Means to General Register

Yesterday HF2208 passed from Ways and Means to General Register with no discussion.

Most of the discussion happened on Monday (Apr 8) where the removed $15 million from the broadband grant, which had been an addition to the original bill. Now the broadband grant budget is $70 million for the biennium.

The bill was going to Taxes and then back to Ways and Means, then to General Register. BUT there are no longer tax provisions in the bill now and so the move is to pass it onto the General Register.

I was in another meeting yesterday so wasn’t there live. Turns out it was a god move to wait for the movie – the whole process take about 2 minutes.

This entry was posted in Conferences, 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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