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State committee endorses broadband proposals


Panel recommends using $21.6 million for two grant programs


By Michael R. Wickline
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The panel appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to recommend the best uses of $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds late Monday afternoon endorsed proposals to use $21.6 million of the funds for two broadband grant programs.

The 15-member CARES Act Steering Committee also recommended the governor approve proposals to use $13.7 million of the relief funds for administration and modernization of the state's unemployment insurance system. READ MORE.

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