Monday, May 17, 2021

Michigan Governor Vetoes Second Broadband Accessibility Bill

Last Thursday, Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill proposing a tax exemption for broadband internet equipment for qualified businesses. MLive reported this is the second measure related to broadband that Whitmer has denied; last month, she vetoed legislation, saying that internet speed requirements were too low, and the cost was too high.

Senate President Pro Tempore Aric Nesbett sponsored the denied Senate Bill 46. He said of the veto, “Unfortunately, Governor Whitmer again vetoed legislation to expand high-speed internet access. We accommodated her request for faster speeds, but now there are new excuses while hundreds of thousands of Michiganders still lack adequate service.” Continue Reading

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