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$5 million investment to expand and improve broadband

We must capitalize on Missouri's strategic location in the center of the nation and build on the opportunity to become a powerful logistics hub not only for the Midwest and the United States, but for all of North America. We are very excited about the new shipping technology that could create a corridor straight through Missouri into the heart of the country. This is why we are calling for a $6.3 million dollar investment in shovel-ready projects at Missouri's established ports.

When we talk about infrastructure, we often think about transportation but equally important is access to high-speed broadband. We have made great strides in the past few years. However, 2020 exposed many digital gaps, highlighting the importance of ensuring high-speed internet in all areas of Missouri which is why this year, I am once again asking for a $5 million dollar investment to expand and improve broadband services across the state.

Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Michigan legislature , Jan 27, 2021

Lack of access to high speed broadband is unacceptable

We currently have about ten school districts and many rural communities that lack access to high speed broadband. and that is unacceptable. Most recently, Missouri secured $255 million for the expansion of broadband to connect our state. it is important we at the state provide funding to cover the gaps in delivering broadband. That is why my budget calls for an additional $5 million in broadband funding to close the gap.
Source: 2020 Missouri State of the State address , Jan 15, 2020

Invest $350M in bridges, and $5M internet access

The Governor announced several long-term investments in Missouri's infrastructure, beginning with $5 million to help every Missourian have access to high-speed broadband internet. He also announced $350 million freed up to allow MoDOT to begin immediate work on nearly 250 bridges across Missouri in need of critical repair or replacement. Further, $50 million were announced for a transportation cost share program to assist cities and counties with addressing the most serious infrastructure needs.
Source: Press release on 2019 Missouri State of the State address , Jan 16, 2019

Supports raising gasoline tax to help rebuild infrastructure

Gov. Parson offered initial support for raising the state's gasoline tax to help rebuild roads and bridges across Missouri. On his second full working day the man, who took over for scandal-plagued Gov. Eric Greitens, told reporters that improving the state's transportation network will be a priority in his administration. "I'm going to be supporting and, yes, if that's part of the infrastructure plan," he said. "We need to make sure we've got a good plan in place."
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 2018 Missouri Gubernatorial race , Jun 5, 2018

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