State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives: on Technology

Lou Barletta: Spend on infrastructure before it costs more

In many states transportation infrastructure is suffering from a lack of sufficient maintenance. Pennsylvania alone is home to more than 5,000 structurally deficient bridges. As Chairman of a Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Barletta feels strongly that we need to fix this today, before it becomes any more expensive.
Source: 2018 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial website

Dwight Evans: Free WiFi in city parks & converted payphones

Extend free WiFi to city parks and repurpose all payphone kiosks with WiFi capability. Converting unused payphone kiosks into free wireless hotspots will enable any user within a 100 to 200 foot radius to access internet on their phones, laptops, tablets and other WiFi devices, without needing to share any personal information. Boston introduced this program in trial form with plans to provide wireless access at 16 existing pay phone sites downtown. Kiosks, called "Links," will provide New Yorkers with a Wi-Fi network with a 150-foot radius, free domestic calling, two USB charging ports, a tablet for accessing the internet. As many as 10,000 links will be installed across the city.

We need to expand this initiative to all cities, especially low-income neighborhoods where fewer residents can afford their own Internet service. By providing ads on the booths, advertisers will absorb the cost of the initiative with little to no additional cost to the city or the public.

Source: 2016 Pennsylvania House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Joe Sestak: Faster path through patent-approval process

As Democrat Joe Sestak talked about supporting small businesses with more loan assistance, better job-retraining programs, and a faster path through the patent-approval process, he sprinkled in critiques on Pat Toomey's record in Congress. Toomey drew fire for his votes on oil and gas subsidies, opposition to the federal Export-Import Bank and decision to sign a letter to Iranian officials.
Source: coverage of 2016 Pennsylvania Senate race May 7, 2015

Tom Corbett: Sustained, large-scale investment in transportation

For years, this state needed a sustained, large-scale investment in transportation. And somehow it just never got done. We did things a little differently, and we got a different result. Republican and Democrat. Labor and Industry. We all worked together to put the funding crisis behind us and do what is right for the people of Pennsylvania.

The construction season coming up will give us just a glimpse of the benefits. And far into the future, Pennsylvania will have the good roads, safe bridges, and reliable public transit that our people expect and deserve.

We have accomplished this and more, because, in our debates, we haven't let "NO" be anyone's final answer. We stay at it, until the work is done. You could call this the practical way of governing. You could call it the bipartisan way. I like to think of it as the Pennsylvania way, defined at its best by honesty, fair dealing, and the shared values of the people we serve.

Source: 2014 State of the State speech to Pennsylvania legislature Feb 4, 2014

Ed Rendell: Fund targeted investments that make sense for our future

My goal is to fund targeted investments that make sense for our future across the state, and that put Pennsylvanians on the job. Like rebuilding our infrastructure-our roads, bridges, adding rail lines, even modernizing our telecommunications systems. I want to transform blighted property and encourage redevelopment in places that have long since given up hope for their own recovery. I want to work with local leaders to design economic development programs for each Pennsylvania community.
Source: Budget Address to Pennsylvania General Assembly Mar 4, 2003

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