State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, has introduced a plan to make broadband internet more accessible to Michigan’s rural communities.
The plan would eliminate sales and use tax for broadband equipment, bringing down the cost of a broadband project.
“Lowering the cost makes every dollar go further and makes expensive rural projects more feasible,” Green said. “It’s another tool in the toolbelt to bring more broadband investment to Michigan.”
The measure comes in addition to the Legislature’s $14.3 million appropriation for rural broadband infrastructure that was signed to law in October and the establishment of the Broadband Expansion Act of Michigan that outlines requirements for awarding grants and ensures public broadband expansion dollars are used efficiently to bring service to the unserved.
House Bill 4231 will be considered by the House Communications and Technology Committee.
State Rep. Phil Green, of Tuscola County, issued the following statement after environmental activist group Detroit Will Breathe broke into a secure pump station along Line 5 in Vassar, Michigan to force the closure of a 600-mile oil pipeline:
Rep. Green talks about his new House Bill 5405, part of a two-bill package discussed Tuesday morning in the House Education committee, that will help Michigan kids by giving families more options in education as the state emerges from the pandemic.
The Michigan House of Representatives today approved Rep. Phil Green’s measure to combat educational inequities in Michigan and give parents more freedom to choose the programs and opportunities that are best for their children through scholarships.
Rep. Green talks about trust at the state Capitol in the wake of an announcement by the Governor that the State of Michigan will require state contractors and subcontractors to pay prevailing wage for construction projects.