Rep. Sheldon Johnson is readying broadband legislation for the Minnesota House but expressed skepticism about the appetite among lawmakers to approve anything very expensive.
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Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed $80 million annual increase in Local Government Aid would generate $40 million in local property tax relief, according to recent history.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed formula for helping Minnesota cities with Local Government Aid makes the metro area a bigger winner than outstate in the long run.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget includes $500,000 for broadband development over two years, but no money for fiber incentives and computers for schools and libraries as proposed by a task force last month.
The president of CenturyLink’s midwest region says shareholder demands and fiduciary responsibilities are one reason small, local phone companies often do better that big ones in supplying high-speed Internet access in rural areas.
The Center for Rural Policy and Development in St. Peter, Minn., issued a report on the declining voice of rural Minnesota.