State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Technology


Doug Burgum: Technology has ensured abundant food and energy

When I was in high school, I was told two things. We were going to run out of food and we were going to run out of energy. Those were two things that got talked about every day, all the time. Running out of energy, running out of food. Mass starvation on the planet, we won't be able to feed everybody. It turned out that was not true. It turned out it was actually the opposite because we've got an abundance of food, abundance of energy, and the reason we do is because of the application of technology.
Source: 2020 North Dakota State of the State address Jan 29, 2020

Doug Burgum: State-sponsored cyber terrorists are at war with us

If you think about the world at war, the world is at war and we're at war and who's on the front lines? The state, cities, counties are on the front line because every single day there are state-sponsored cyber terrorists that attack our state. These are thousands and thousands of attacks a day. The legislature stepped up, $15 million to enhance the state's cyber networks and defenses against this.
Source: 2020 North Dakota State of the State address Jan 29, 2020

Doug Burgum: $1.5B for roads, water projects, & airport infrastructure

Past governors and legislatures have established a legacy of strong investments in infrastructure. We aim to build on that legacy, proposing nearly $1.5 billion for roads--essential water projects--and airport infrastructure--as well as the $174 million for technology investments.

With the Legacy Fund, we have an opportunity to create a new kind of infrastructure legacy. Infrastructure is a top priority for our administration, and this is the largest piece of our plan for Legacy Fund earnings.

By investing $55 million into an infrastructure revolving loan fund, we can leverage an estimated $370 million in borrowing power. Imagine--a source of super low-interest loans for local political subdivisions to support everything from street paving and sewer replacement--to flood control projects and water treatment plants. Our communities will benefit for generations to come.

Source: 2019 State of the State address to North Dakota Legislature Jan 3, 2019

Doug Burgum: USMCA trade deal protects intellectual property rights

Innovation flourishes in America because we protect our creators. Copyright laws and intellectual property rights ensure that our creators can commercialize and profit from their ideas as they share them with the world. We often share our innovation with the world, however-- this sharing creates a risk that our ideas will be stolen by bad actors. The USMCA offers protections for our creators, so that they will continue to benefit when they share with other peoples and nations.
Source: Fargo-Moorhead Forum on 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial race Dec 19, 2018

Heidi Heitkamp: Supports strong infrastructure spending

Q: Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Kevin Cramer (R): No. Opposed stimulus investment. Some support for infrastructure.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Yes. Supports strong infrastructure spending for areas like roads. But also concerns about the deficit, feels both parties have ducked the issue.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Heidi Heitkamp: Support Net Neutrality, requiring equal access to all users

Q: Support Net Neutrality rules requiring equal access to all users?

Kevin Cramer (R): Praised FCC ruling ending Obama Net Neutrality rules. Said other ways to protect the internet.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Yes. Strong supporter. Voted to reverse FCC repeal of net neutrality.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Kevin Cramer: Opposed stimulus investment, except infrastructure

Q: Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Kevin Cramer (R): No. Opposed stimulus investment. Some support for infrastructure.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Yes. Supports strong infrastructure spending for areas like roads. But also concerns about the deficit, feels both parties have ducked the issue.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Kevin Cramer: End Net Neutrality; don't require equal access to all users

Q: Support Net Neutrality rules requiring equal access to all users?

Kevin Cramer (R): Praised FCC ruling ending Obama Net Neutrality rules. Said other ways to protect the internet.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Yes. Strong supporter. Voted to reverse FCC repeal of net neutrality.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Dustin Peyer: States should control transportation policy

Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial website PeyerForSenate.org Oct 1, 2017

Doug Burgum: Main Street Initiative: use existing infrastructure fully

Burgum advocated for a shift away from the state's property tax buydown program and for long-term property tax reform by reducing the cost of local government. His Main Street Initiative will focus on utilizing existing infrastructure to its fullest potential to reduce costs and create vibrant, healthy cities, he said. As part of that effort, Burgum said he will partner with mayors to ensure they have the tools, programs and empowerment they need for smart, healthy growth.
Source: Press release on 2017 North Dakota State of the State speech Feb 8, 2017

John Hoeven: Driver privacy for Event Data Recorder on cars & motorcycles

North Dakota Senator John Hoeven and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar have introduced a bill in the US Congress giving ownership of driving data to the vehicle's owner. The "Driver Privacy Act" says the information collected by a "black box" on a vehicle, known as an Event Data Recorder, can only be used with the vehicle owner's permission. The Event Data Recorder on a car, truck, or motorcycle, collect information on dozens of things such as speed and seat belt usage.

Hoeven talked about the bill at a meeting of ABATE--a group that educates motorcycle drivers about safety. Hoeven said, "The Driver Privacy Act is all about making sure that the owner of an automobile controls any information that is recorded by the EDR, the Electronic Data Recorder. So today I spoke to ABATE about making sure that someone who owns a motorcycle has that same privacy protection as well."

The Driver Privacy Act has passed in a Senate committee but has not been considered by the full Senate.

Source: KX News coverage of 2016 North Dakota Senate race May 10, 2015

Jack Dalrymple: Invest reserve fund in one-time highway infrastructure

A challenge created by rapid growth is the maintenance and improvement of our roads and highways. These one-time infrastructure investments are the best use of our reserve funds because they will pay back to all of us for decades to come. Being able to move our products, people and services from place to place is at the very core of a thriving economy. But it's not just about industry and commercial development. Providing a safe and convenient road system to every corner of the state is a basic necessity for people living in a rural state.

We increased the Department of Transportation budget by more than $500 million in the current biennium for critical road and highway improvements. For the 2013-2015 biennium we need another increase of more than $1 billion. This funding increase would bring the Department of Transportation's total budget to $2.7 billion. The level of activity in our state demands that we keep up with these long-term investments.

Source: North Dakota 2013 State of the State Address Jan 8, 2013

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