Booze, Broadband And Budgets
On this week's Under the Golden Dome:
- A bill passed in the House allowing third party services to deliver beer, wine or liquor to people’s homes. Current law only allows an employee of a liquor license holder to do this.
- The governor’s proposal to offer grants for high speed internet unanimously passed both chambers, but funding needs to come from another bill. The House appropriations committee advanced a bill that would add $100 million to that broadband proposal.
- Other appropriations bills mostly approve status quo department budgets, including the state universities. Another bill adds $20 million to the Department of Corrections budget.