State of Wisconsin Archives: on Technology


Bernie Sanders: Tax wealth stashed in Caymans to rebuild our infrastructure

Who in America denies that we have an infrastructure that is crumbling? Roads, bridges, water systems, wastewater plants, who denies that? I will do away with the outrageous loopholes that allow profitable multinational corporations to stash billions of dollars in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda and in a given year pay zero, zero in federal income tax. We will use those proceeds, a hundred billion a year, to invest in rebuilding our infrastructure.
Source: 2016 PBS Democratic debate in Wisconsin Feb 11, 2016

Scott Walker: Partner with private firms to install fiber network

Our program partners with local investments to install a fiber network. Once completed, a private company provides the service. Without our assistance, rural areas would be deprived of quality internet access because private companies could not justify the rate of return on investment. Our program helps small businesses, family farmers, tourism attractions, and public schools across the state.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Wisconsin legislature Jan 19, 2016

Scott Walker: Spend $810M on roads instead of high-speed rail

Q [to Barrett]: Your opponents question whether there will be much ridership on a controversial high speed rail link between Milwaukee and Madison.

BARRETT: We had this type of debate when we started the Hiawatha several years ago, and what we've seen is an increase in ridership between Chicago and Milwaukee. I think the same thing will occur with the ridership between Milwaukee and Madison.

Q [to Walker]: You've pledged to "stop this train." How?

WALKER: The bottom line is the train is something we don't want and can't afford, $810 million in a so-called high speed train line between Milwaukee and Madison. The system will provide, by their own numbers, a mere 55 permanent jobs. To me, spending more than $14.5 million per job is not a good use of the taxpayer's money. We can stop it by stopping the contracts. My next step would be to go to our congressional delegation to change those funds, so we can spend them to fix our crumbling roads and bridges right here in Wisconsin.

Source: 2012 Wisconsin gubernatorial recall debate on 620-WTMJ Jun 1, 2012

Tom Barrett: Build high-speed rail from Milwaukee to Madison

Q: Your opponents say there will be additional construction costs and an ongoing cost to taxpayers to operate a controversial high speed rail link between Milwaukee and Madison. Your opponents also question whether there will be much ridership.

BARRETT: We had this type of debate when we started the Hiawatha several years ago, and what we've seen is an increase in ridership between Chicago and Milwaukee. I think the same thing will occur with the ridership between Milwaukee and Madison, and bear in mind, this is really about Chicago and the Twin Cities, where Wisconsin is the major beneficiary of a high speed rail line. I do believe there will be economic growth, I do think it'll support the ridership, and it's important to note that Scott Walker [pledged to] stop this train. I think he could stop this train. Do I think there will be cost overruns? No, because I'll make sure there are not, just like I made sure there weren't when we had the rehabilitation of City Hall.

Source: 2012 Wisconsin gubernatorial recall debate on 620-WTMJ Jun 1, 2012

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