One of the lawmakers in charge of Wisconsin’s next state budget says he wants to refocus the state’s internet efforts.
Senator Howard Marklein on Friday asked Governor Evers for support in limiting broadband grants to communities that really need faster internet, and communities that are ready to begin work immediately. Marklein also asked the governor to share his plans for Wisconsin’s two-and-a-half-billion-dollars in federal stimulus money. The governor has talked about using some of that for internet projects. Marklein says he wants to know where the governor plans to spend the federal money so the state doesn’t double-up or leave someone out.