STATEHOUSE/REMOTELY — Representative Nathan Carlow (R-Buxton) co-sponsored L.R. 88, An Act To Provide Critical Communications for Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investment in High-speed Internet and Broadband Infrastructure, sponsored by Rep. David McCrea (D-Fort Fairfield).
“Now in the 21st century, Mainers expect to have access to high-speed and reliable internet connectivity. As more people are beginning to work, learn, and live from home, this bill would strategically redirect tax revenue to strengthen and expand Maine’s broadband infrastructure,” Rep. Carlow said.
Without raising taxes, the bill, in its current form, will reappropriate existing tax revenue streams from sales tax income generated by marketplace facilitators in Maine in order to target urgent broadband infrastructure related needs.
The bill has an emergency clause and, if approved by the Legislature, would come into immediate effect once signed by the Governor.