Broad backing for broadband
14 Apr 2021
GOP and Dem Joint Finance Committee members agree that a big investment in broadband is needed in rural areas.
But that was the extent of agreement.
During a Milwaukee business panel, Joint Committee on Finance members Evan Goyke, D-Milwaukee, and Jessie Rodriguez, R-Oak Creek, debated which provisions in the Gov. Tony Evers’ biennial budget would have the most impact on the state. These provisions range from health care to infrastructure to education.
“[Broadband] is an area that we’ve heard many stakeholders, whether it be the schools, the public libraries, economic development organizations around the state, ask for us to look at,” Rodriguez told the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce briefing. “It is an area that we’re certainly going to look at.”