President Biden is at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount this afternoon on a visit that’s billed to promote the trillion-dollar infrastructure bill he recently signed. U-S Senator Tina Smith says some of the funding will help Minnesotans get hooked up to broadband Internet. Smith says more than 170,000 Minnesotans currently lack access “and these dollars will be so helpful in completing that connection so that we get closer to the goal of having every single household in the state connected to having high-speed Internet access.” Senator Smith says Minnesota should receive around $100 million to help expand access to broadband statewide and the goal is to have every single household in the state connected to high-speed Internet access. Ahead of the president’s visit, Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller of Winona says “the runaway spending from the President and Congress on non-infrastructure related items is harming the economy by causing inflationary increases to everyday costs for Minnesotans. When we need to be coming together to get Minnesotans on track after two years of pandemic restrictions, this Washington spending spree is going to hit all Minnesotan’s pocketbooks even harder.” Miller says Biden’s visit comes as the nation is facing the worst inflation in 31 years, and Minnesotans are seeing large increases to fill up at the gas pump, heat their homes, buy groceries, and pay for everyday items.
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