Senate Ways and Means Advances Broadband Legislation

April 18, 2019

Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) moved a portion of Gov. Reynolds' Empower Rural Iowa Initiative through committee on Wednesday. SSB 1193 was amended to only address the broadband portion of the initiative in the legislation. The new bill, SF 625, provides specifics regarding the broadband grant application and what projects would qualify. ABI continues to support increased access to broadband, and we are advocating for the Senate to advance additional funding for workforce housing tax credits.