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Rural Missouri Celebrates Successful Legislative Session

Bowling Green, KY. (May 20, 2019) - Last week the Missouri legislation had a successful session that was very important to the states agriculture. Several bills were passed that supported big changes in rural communities. Governor Mike Parson and other state leaders' biggest victory for family farmers was the passage of SB 391.

This new law (SB 391) prevents counties from implementing local ordinances “that are inconsistent with or more stringent than” Missouri Department of Natural Resources regulations on animal operations. This was not the only bill that was passed to help rural communities and farmers. In January of this year, Governor Parson suggested a $5 million appropriation to the Rural Broadband Development Fund. This fund will offer grants to defray installation costs to bring Mo State Capitol Orig 300x200broadband to unserved or underserved areas.

"It’s important to me to make sure every kid and every community has the opportunity to do their business from their home towns and where they live,” said Parson. “Reliable and affordable broadband service will bolster our state by enhancing economic development and job opportunities for rural communities.”

To help bring more attention to this issue the state will be hosting the Missouri Broadband Summit on Monday, June 10, 2019. This will take place in Old Kinderhook, Camdenton.

Here at Connected Nation we believe that expanding the knowledge of rural broadband expansion is very important. Also, that everyone should have opportunities to improve their lives, families, and communities regardless of who they are, where they live, or how they begin. Missouri is making great strides on improving broadband for that state. We applaud your great efforts!

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