Minnesota senate republicans budget $40 million for broadband

Valley News Live reports…

Minnesota senate republicans say they have a plan for a two-year budget that doesn’t include tax increases.

They say it’s designed to help balance the state’s budget after democratic Governor Tim Walz announced a proposal in late January that includes tax hikes on the wealthiest Minnesotans and large companies.

The GOP idea comes out to around $51.9 billion, and features $591 million in tax relief on paycheck protection program loans and tax elimination for unemployment benefits.

Other measures include a 5% cut to government administrative costs, $100 million for unemployment due to the pandemic, and $40 million in broadband, among others.

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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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