Posted: 04/21/16 22:35, Edited: 04/21/16 22:36
by Dave Mindeman
Here is a list of people who lead various Minnesota organizations. All of these people signed a joint letter that was sent to Minnesota government leadership in the Governor's office and the legislature.
League of Minnesota Cities (LMC)
Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)
Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT)
Minnesota Association of Community
Telecommunications Administrators (MACTA)
Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA)
Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus (MRCC)
Charlie Vander Aarde
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC)
Schools for Equity in Education (SEE)
Greater Minnesota Partnership (GMNP)
Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA)
This letter was sent to promote one common idea...
Unified Support for Senate Broadband Position
These organizations are advocating for greater Minnesota. They are asking the legislature to do something to push broadband. Notice that they are NOT advocating for the MN GOP House position...the supposed "champions" of greater MN. Nope. They believe that the Senate has the position that will most help greater MN with their desire to expand broadband...their top priority.
So even though the leadership in the Minnesota House keeps talking and talking about how much they are the ones who are working for greater MN needs, it is the people who live and advocate for greater MN who say that it is the DFL Senate that has their back.
So are you going to believe Speaker Kurt Daudt or the people on the above list? The people in the know are the latter.