State of North Carolina Archives: on Technology


Deborah Ross: Grow economy by rebuilding key infrastructure & mass transit

Deborah began her legal career helping cities & counties pay for key infrastructure projects like water and sewer systems. After serving in the State House for 10 years, Deborah became General Counsel for GoTriangle, a regional public transit authority working to provide and increase transportation services connecting Wake, Durham, & Orange counties.

Deborah's experience as a lawyer, legislator, and at GoTriangle strengthened her belief in the need to invest in our local and national infrastructure to spur job creation. Like many other areas of the country, North Carolina's aging bridges, roads, and water and sewer systems are struggling to keep pace with the demands of its burgeoning population.

Deborah understands that one of the best ways to put people to work and grow our economy is to rebuild our roads, bridges and other key infrastructure. These investments create jobs right here in America, and attract businesses to N.C. while increasing our safety and quality of life.

Source: 2016 N.C. Senate campaign website DeborahRoss.com Aug 31, 2016

Pat McCrory: Establish cabinet-level Department of Information Technology

One area where we've found a lot of inefficiency is in information technology. What we've found is that the piecemeal approach we've taken during the past decade to information technology has had disastrous results. 74% of the State's IT projects have come in over budget and behind schedule.

We found that the state has 40 data centers with over 1,000 different computer systems. That's hardly an example of efficiency. We discovered that obvious opportunities to pool the purchasing power of several agencies are often bypassed.

My administration is going to insert accountability into out IT operations by proposing a new cabinet-level Department of Information Technology. The IT professionals throughout the Cabinet agencies and departments of the Executive Branch will report to the new department. However, they will remain housed with their secretaries to provide in-house expertise and service.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 N.C. Legislature Feb 4, 2015

Pat McCrory: Stop delaying critical infrastructure maintenance

North Carolina's infrastructure capacity is a key element in attracting business and investment. Unfortunately, NC commuters and businesses lose billions of dollars each year from poor road quality and congestion. 29% of our bridges are deficient. The longer maintenance costs are deferred, the greater the eventual repair costs will be. Through better budgeting and planning, a McCrory administration will stop delaying critical infrastructure maintenance to avoid future economic hardship and budget woes
Source: N.C. Governor 2012 campaign website, patmccrory.com Nov 6, 2012

Bev Perdue: Building infrastructure is a top priority to create jobs

The N.C. Department of Transportation seeks proposals starting Oct. 3 for private engineering firms to design replacements for 187 bridges. My top priority is growing jobs and investing in infrastructure leads to job growth. Workers are needed to do design work and construction, and these projects improve our ability to move people and goods efficiently, expanding our economy.
Source: 2011 N.C. gubernatorial press release#2069 Sep 29, 2011

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