Things are starting to ramp up in Nashville at the General Assembly this month. Last Monday night, Governor Bill Lee gave his State of the State address to the legislative bodies, kicking off the main course of the legislative session. Of note in the speech was a proposal to spend $200 million on bringing broadband internet throughout Tennessee, spreading it into the state’s rural and underserved areas. Details for this proposal are, at this stage, extremely light, but we are encouraged by the direction the political winds are blowing on this issue. We will keep you updated on where this is heading, including reviewing the bill once it is filed.
As a reminder, CUNA’s virtual Governmental Affairs Conference is March 2-4. While the format will be a lot different than in years past, it’s a valuable opportunity to stay connected in the political space. You can register here.
In conjunction with the virtual GAC, we’ll be hosting [email protected] 2021 on March 4-5. We’ll try to make it just as fun as being in DC! Please join us Wednesday, March 3 at 5:30 ET/4:30 CT for our Virtual Happy Hour/Legislative Briefing. If you register ahead of time, you’ll receive a $10 Visa gift card to purchase your Happy Hour beverage of choice! You do not have to be registered for GAC to participate in the [email protected] Register Here.