State of Ohio Archives: on Technology


Jim Renacci: Opposes Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet)

Q: Net Neutrality: Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Sherrod Brown (D): Yes. Strong supporter.

Jim Renacci (R): No recent statements found. Has previously opposed regulations supporting Net Neutrality.

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

Mike DeWine: Preserve Net Neutrality (tiered access to Internet)

Q: Net Neutrality: Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Richard Cordray (D): Yes. Would require for any company contracting with OH.

Mike DeWine (R): Probable no. As Attorney General declined to join lawsuit preserving it.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Ohio Governor race Oct 9, 2018

Richard Cordray: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet)

Q: Net Neutrality: Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Richard Cordray (D): Yes. Would require for any company contracting with OH.

Mike DeWine (R): Probable no. As Attorney General declined to join lawsuit preserving it.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Ohio Governor race Oct 9, 2018

Sherrod Brown: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet)

Q: Net Neutrality: Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Sherrod Brown (D): Yes. Strong supporter.

Jim Renacci (R): No recent statements found. Has previously opposed regulations supporting Net Neutrality.

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

Joe Schiavoni: Infrasructure investment creates jobs

As Governor, Joe Schiavoni will invest in improving our roads, bridges and sewage systems to create thousands of jobs right here in Ohio. Invest in fixing or replacing crumbling schools.
Source: 2018 Ohio Governor website JoeForOhio.com Aug 17, 2017

Jon Husted: States must focus on high tech future

Husted said Ohio must keep up with the changing nature of technology. "The next governor is going to have to figure out how we win that future because the states that do a good job with it, they'll be the prosperous ones, they'll be the ones that create the new jobs, and the states that train the people for those jobs, well, they'll win," Husted said. "But if you don't, you'll fall behind."
Source: Newark Advocate on 2018 Ohio gubernatorial race May 10, 2017

John Kasich: Replace "Rust Belt" with Cloud computing and 3-D printing

[We need] to diversify Ohio's economy and achieve a crossover of sorts where we can maintain a vibrant manufacturing climate. We want to continue to do the steel. We want to do the cars. We want to do all those things. We maintain a vibrant manufacturing company, but we inspire a fire for cutting edge companies and technologies that have the greatest potential for job growth.

The biggest businesses in America have less employees. Look at the ones that are really skyrocketing in this country. Cloud computing, 3-D printing. 3-D printing, have you ever seen it? It's amazing what it means and what it can mean. Telemedicine and the medical devices that make it possible, logistics, financial services, IT services. These are the cutting-edge industries we must have in Ohio. They just can't be somewhere else.

And we can't continue to be known as the rust belt. No one likes rust. We need the new industries. We need the new economy in this state.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Ohio Legislature Feb 24, 2015

Bob Taft: New programs for high-tech skills training

Ohio’s workers must be trained and retrained to meet the demands of the 21st Century. Therefore, we’ll expand Jobs Challenge funding to enable two-year campuses to provide more training courses. We will create the Higher Skills Partnership to marshal the resources of two-year colleges and career centers, to jointly align and market their training services for Ohio businesses.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

Bob Taft: $52M to support high-tech research

More Ohioans with higher skills are needed to attract the high tech jobs of the future, and we have an ambitious technology agenda. The Ohio Plan will provide $40 million to support research and development in bio, nano and information technology. A new Biomedical Facilities Fund will provide $12 million to leading research institutions. And our Technology Action Fund will strengthen our ability to compete for federal research dollars and provide funds for promising technology initiatives.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

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V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
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Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
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Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

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