State of Maryland Archives: on Technology

Benjamin Cardin: Regulate nanotechnology in products; develop best practices

Q: Do you believe the FDA receives adequate funding to accomplish its mission, or not?

Cardin selected, "No."

Cardin adds, "American families need a well-funded and fully-staffed watchdog agency to oversee the quality of products they rely upon for nutrition and health care. Headquartered in Maryland, the FDA has a broad mission--not only to ensure the safety of our food supply and existing medical drugs and devices--but also to approve applications for new drugs and devices to be marketed to the public. I have co-introduced the Nanotechnology Regulatory Science Act of 2011, which would establish a program within the FDA to assess the health and safety implications of using nanotechnology in everyday products and develop best practices for companies using nanotechnology. This new program would bring more highly-skilled research jobs to Maryland. The legislation authorizes $48 million over three years, starting in 2013."

Source: Your Candidates Your Health: 2012 Maryland Senate debates

Martin O`Malley: $25M more for road improvements

Over the last several years, monies for local road improvements have been slashed by up to 96 percent. Our administration is committed to restoring the money that was taken from the transportation trust fund, and to making sure that it never happens again.

Today I am pleased to announce a supplemental to our FY2016 budget that will increase Highway User Revenues by $25 million and give counties and municipalities the most money for road improvements that they have received since FY 2009.

Further, we are committed to increasing the local share of Highway User Revenues from 10% today to its original high point of 30% over the next 8 years.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Maryland Legislature Feb 4, 2015

Dan Bongino: Return the United States to being a center of innovation

Q: 90% of Americans polled agreed that the US is in danger of losing its global competitive edge in science, technology, and innovation. Earlier this year, it was reported that China is catching up to the US in R&D investment, surpassing Japan as second to the US. If you are elected, will maintaining America's global competitive edge in science, technology, and innovation be a priority for you, or not?

Bongino selected, "A high priority."

Bongino added, "The United States led the world in science and innovation over the last two centuries. We gained our position by virtue of our commitment to free market principles. If we focus our energy on free markets and free people, we can harness our natural resources and human capital, and return the United States to being a center of innovation, not just the recipients of it. We need emphasize to research and development which will power our domestic economy, while making us competitive in the global economy."

Source: Your Candidates Your Health: 2012 Maryland Senate debates Jun 15, 2012

Martin O`Malley: $156M for One Maryland Broadband Network

We must create an economy that is "built to last." Maryland is leading the charge for our country's better future: by harnessing innovation; by modernizing our Port, opening the Inter-County Connector; expanding rural broadband; and building new schools & modern classrooms:
Source: 2012 Maryland State of the State Address Feb 3, 2012

Martin O`Malley: 21st Century cyber-infrastructure & rural broadband network

Together, in so many ways, we are also building a 21st Century cyber-infrastructure. Our Health Information Exchange and first-responder interoperable communications network, will protect public health and public safety. The statewide rural broadband network we're building will effectively connect every county in Maryland to the information superhighway--thanks to President Obama and our congressional delegation. Through the Sustainable Communities Tax Credit, we're helping create 700 jobs. By moving forward with the Red Line and the Purple Line, we're striking a more sustainable balance between roads and transit. To connect the infrastructure of a stronger future, we are working together to grow smarter: protecting more open space, and advancing strategies like Transit Oriented Development.
Source: 2011 Maryland State of the State Address Feb 3, 2011

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