State Capitol Report: Updates On Rural Broadband Expansion And The State Budget

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Sunlight shines on the Wisconsin State Capitol
Wisconsin State Capitol. Angela Major/WPR

In this State Capitol Report, we check in with an economic development expert who sits on the state task force charged with expanding broadband Internet access to rural communities. Then, we hear from the head of the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue about crafting the state budget during the pandemic.

Featured in this Show

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    Gov. Tony Evers plans to allocate more than $5 million in federal CARES Act funds to expand high-speed internet in the state. We talk to the chair of the broadband task force about current expansion efforts and how the new cash infusion will help.

  • State Capitol Report: What Will Happen With The State Budget?

    With the state’s budget-making process now underway, we talk to the secretary of the department of revenue about how the pandemic — and stalled talks around additional financial assistance from the federal government — could shape the final product.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Brittany Beyer Guest
  • Peter Barca Guest

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