Rep Tim Lippert lists top DFL priorities – including $120 million for broadband

KYMN 95.1FM in Northfield reports…

With the state legislative session in full swing, Democrat Representative Todd Lippert said the DFL has some top priorities for the year, including emergency housing assistance, broadband distribution, education funding, and childcare grants.

“Among those top priorities is emergency housing assistance. We want to provide $50 million for emergency housing grants, make sure the eviction moratoriums extend until the end of the peacetime emergency to make sure that people have a roof over their heads. Broadband distribution is a key concern, obviously, so we have $120 million for broadband. That’s going to be enough to connect 155,000 Minnesota households that still need access to high-speed broadband, and that’s enough to get that done. We want to be supporting our schools, supporting students to help them catch up with learning lags that may have happened or extra expenses that school districts have incurred. And childcare grants are something else that will be very important.”

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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