Voters have a history of rewarding public officials who pay attention to long-neglected public needs.
Subgroup of the powerful Appropriations Committee helps coordinate all who are working to fill the gaps in service.
Legislature will be asked to do more as the pandemic requires more online time for work, school, and social contact.
The 2017 repeal of prevailing wage rules resulted in fewer local contractors getting work, declining blue-collar wages, yet no savings for state government.
Federal funds will go toward the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant program.
Local businesses are still hurting, and many are just beginning to return to normal.
Trump’s “Reconnect” America program has garnered $1.6 billion in funding from Congress to expand broadband. Biden is calling for a $20 billion investment.
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