The first Committee Deadline was Friday in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The first of three deadlines in the House, any bill that had not been acted upon favorably in the house of origin by Friday is at least set aside, if not altogether dead.
Representative Kristi Pursell (D-Northfield) said she introduced five bills last week, all of which made the deadline.
One of the bills on which she is working would allocate money for rural broadband throughout the state. Pursell said she has seen the need fr broadband in rural areas firsthand, as a mother, as the executive director of a rural non-profit, and as a former farmer. Having broadband in place throughout Minnesota would have made each of those roles easier.