Representatives from Door and Kewaunee county governments believe they've found support among lawmakers to meet key needs. Local leaders took part in Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days talking about local issues with members of the Assembly and Senate. DCEDC Executive Director Jim Schuessler says such meetings have given legislators an understanding of the need for expanded broadband service.
Schuessler says lawmakers also appeared to be open to trying new innovations to deal with housing shortages in rural areas. Pilot programs are one possibility.
The Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days have been held every two years since 2003.