State of Washington Archives: on Technology


Jay Inslee: Tradable R&D tax credit

We must support innovators in these areas with incentives to take risks and bring ideas from dream to reality. I have proposed a tradable research and development tax credit to help early-stage companies to develop and commercialize their idea. It's worked in other states, and it's something we can do this session. I will work with the Legislature to make it more desirable for small and medium-size businesses to hire more people in Washington. We must also do a better job commercializing the technologies developed in our world-class research institutions, connecting the dots from the classroom to the laboratory to the marketplace. No economic strategy would be complete without a transportation plan that facilitates this growth.
Source: 2013 WA State of the State Address Jan 16, 2013

Jay Inslee: Transportation package: creativity as important as concrete

This session I expect to work with stakeholders who have already committed to a bipartisan plan to build an infrastructure for the next generation. In the next 10 years, our population will grow by approximately three-quarters of a million people, but we will not be adding one more square inch of dirt. To honestly address our infrastructure, we have to recognize that creativity is as important as concrete. I want us to turn our innovative spirit toward crafting a transportation package that includes roads, trains, light rail, buses, bike routes and other modes of transportation. We need ways to free capacity for freight and commerce, and rethink how we do the business of transportation in our state and how we use our transportation infrastructure. If we're serious about long-term economic growth, innovation must become part of the culture of Olympia.
Source: 2013 WA State of the State Address Jan 16, 2013

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  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
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Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
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