66: Investing in Mississippi’s Future During COVID-19 w/ State Legislator of the Month Sen. Joel Carter
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, state legislatures across the country were faced with declining revenue and increased costs attributable to the virus, and the federal government quickly responded with the first installment of CARES Act funding. In Mississippi, because of prior fiscal restraint and a respect for taxpayer money, the legislature was able to employ these funds to not only respond to the current COVID crisis, but to invest in the state’s future. Join host Dan Reynolds and October State Legislator of the Month Mississippi Senator Joel Carter as they discuss how.
Mississippi to receive $16M to expand broadband access in the Clarion Ledger: https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/07/15/rural-broadband-mississippi-receive-federal-aid-expand-coverage/5440141002/