Minnesota Chamber of Commerce thinks broadband is good session outcome

The Duluth News Tribune reports on the recent Minnesota budget…

Lawmakers passed and the governor signed into law new grant funds to grow the number of child care slots available in the state, with a portion specifically earmarked for Greater Minnesota communities. They approved bond sales to pay for $60 million unmet housing needs, blocked out $40 million to go toward building out broadband and greenlighted job training and business development programs set to affect rural parts of the state.

And as part of a tax bill, they set up new property tax reductions for business owners and for farmers.

“I think from the perspective of making Minnesota affordable for families, the child care grants, the housing appropriations, the broadband funding for businesses and the business property tax reductions, that’s a good session,” Laura Bordelon, senior vice president for advocacy at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, said. “That’s a good session for employers.”

This entry was posted in 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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