ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect residents’ internet privacy isn’t part of the next budget.
A move in Congress earlier this year to loosen regulations allowing internet providers to sell customers’ data sparked the issue in Minnesota.READ MORE: Uptown’s Williams Pub & Peanut Bars Closes Indefinitely After Shooting
The House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to ban that data collection last month.
But the measures were absent Monday from budget bills as the Legislature raced toward a midnight deadline. Democrats tried and failed to add it back in to several funding packages.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For South-Central Minnesota
Rep. Paul Thissen of Minneapolis says it’s unconscionable that a measure that won almost unanimous support would be removed.
Republicans who control the Legislature had previously said they were trying to strike a compromise on the language.MORE NEWS: Gophers Break Losing Streak, Beat Rutgers 68-65
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