Kriss Marion, a small-business owner and Lafayette County supervisor, writes in support of rural communities.
Justice reform, school funding, and broadband expansion are still in need of action, advocates say.
Almost 400,000 state residents lack high-speed broadband in a time when all aspects of society are becoming more dependent on it.
Stimulus funds in Biden’s American Rescue Plan credited with restoring a state budget surplus and keeping more than 2 million Wisconsin families afloat.
Stimulus funding could join another $200 million from the state if the Legislature approves governor’s budget request for high-speed internet.
If successful in its pilot program, SpaceX’s Starlink internet could play an important role in expanding broadband access in rural Wisconsin, Evers says.
Subgroup of the powerful Appropriations Committee helps coordinate all who are working to fill the gaps in service.