State of Kansas Archives: on Technology
Immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports
Q: What needs to be done to strengthen the economy?
WIESNER: The federal government is the only body big enough to provide a modern transportation infrastructure, set energy policy, and oversee environmental protection.
We can immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports with new revenue generated from fuel taxes and user fees. I will advocate regulations and tax policy that encourage US businesses to stay here and foreign companies to relocate here.
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal voter guide: 2016 Kansas Senate race
Oct 1, 2016
Restore funding for transportation and biosciences projects
Quality highways have long been essential to economic development, but in recent years the state’s revenue problems have jeopardized the ambitious highway-building program passed by this Legislature. My plan restores funding for the remainder of the
program so that the Kansas Department of Transportation can complete every announced project. The Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation and the Department of Commerce are working on an aggressive initiative to make Kansas a world leader in biosciences
Source: 2004 State of the State address to the Kansas Legislature
Jan 12, 2004
Arkansas becoming a leader in e-government
I got a phone call from former Gov. Pete Wilson of California. Pete Wilson is now in a global telecommunications and technology business. He said one of the things he does is evaluate states that are moving toward e-government. He said, “Mike, we have
looked at all 50 states, and Arkansas is leading the nation in moving toward e-government. No state has quite moved forward as your state has in becoming a leader in bringing its state services on-line and using technology effectively for its taxpayers.”
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Arkansas legislature
Jan 9, 2001
Technology misused damages environment; but can restore it
We see a natural environment; true it's been damaged by careless nuisances and misuses of technology. But we also see that that same technology gives us ability, the ability to clean up that environment, to restore the clean air, the clean wa
open spaces, that are our rightful heritage. And I pledge we shall do that and can do it in America.
Oh, I know the fashionable line among some: Wouldn't it be great to live in a country that didn't have all these problems of material progr
Not at all. I've been to them. I've seen them. And I simply would like to say to you that great as our problems are as a result of our material progress, we can do things for ourselves and for others that need to be done, and we must see it i
Look at our Nation. We're rich, and sometimes that is condemned because wealth can sometimes be used improperly.
Source: Address at Kansas State University (APP#295)
Sep 16, 1970
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