Rep O’Neil reports that House passes bill to support broadband – she voted no

Hometown News Source posts an update from Rep Marion O’Neill…

Over the weekend, the House passed three budget bills.

And details on the broadband funding…

We also passed the Agriculture and Broadband Omnibus bill, which funds the Department of Agriculture and the work it does with Minnesota farmers and livestock producers, as well as the Office of Broadband to expand broadband infrastructure. It also included funding for mental health specialists for farmers, farm safety grants, livestock processing and meat science, food banks, urban and youth agriculture grants, and farm-to-school programs. Again, the bill was negotiated behind closed doors with undue influence by the Governor and because of this, I voted no.

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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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