State of Arizona Archives: on Technology


Richard Carmona: Criticized Bush for placing politics ahead of science

Richard Carmona built dual careers in medicine and law enforcement, including work as a trauma surgeon and health-care administrator and as a deputy in the Pima County Sheriff's Department. He was named surgeon general in 2002 and served one term. At a 2007 congressional hearing, he strongly criticized the Bush administration for placing political considerations ahead of scientific ones.
Source: Washington Post coverage of 2012 Arizona Senate debate May 3, 2012

Janet Napolitano: Invest in infrastructure: highways and school buildings

We must invest in our physical infrastructure. This is timely because it is likely that an infrastructure stimulus plan is on its way from the federal government. And it is important because we know this kind of investment creates jobs and creates wealth

Last year, I asked you to hold hearings and prepare a statewide transportation plan for referral to the ballot. Sadly, the Legislature failed to do this, and then a citizen's initiative was kept from the ballot. That citizen's initiative proposal made sense, because we will need roads, highways, rail and transit to support our growth.

But infrastructure does not stop with transportation. With my budget, I am giving you a plan for desperately needed school buildings. These new buildings will be energy efficient, they will provide an economic stimulus and they will build a legacy that is able to serve this state for decades.

Source: Arizona 2009 State of the State Address Jan 12, 2009

Janet Napolitano: New research facilities drive the high-tech economy

We authorized them to construct more than $400 million in new research facilities that will serve as incubators of innovation, creating the new knowledge that will drive the high-tech economy of the new Arizona. We referred a crucial constitutional amendment to the voters, to allow easy transfer of newly-developed technologies to private-sector development. I am confident the voters will agree that this constitutional amendment is good for Arizona.
Source: 2004 State of the State speech to Arizona Legislature Jan 12, 2004

Jane Dee Hull: Targeted tax cuts to attract high-tech companies

I propose that our tax cuts build upon our success in creating high-paying jobs. In particular, I suggest that we: Target a tax cut to high tech companies. They bring wealth into our state through their exports and create quality jobs. I also suggest that we lower our insurance premium tax by 15 percent, to return it to a level that is competitive with other western states.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Arizona legislature Jan 8, 2001

John McCain: Make Internet tax moratorium permanent

McCAIN [to Hatch]: Orrin, you & I have worked on a couple very important pieces of legislation in the past few years. One of them is the Y2K Product Liability Reform Act, which was very important to keep us from experiencing a flood of litigation as a result of the year 2000. The other one was the Internet Tax Moratorium Act. As you know, this was stoutly resisted by governors, Republican governors as well. Donít you think we ought to make the Internet tax moratorium permanent?

HATCH: Yeah, we ought to do it because itís far overblown to think that people buying over the Internet is going to [hurt store sales]. But we [should] be encouraging one of the most important innovations in the history of the world, the Internet. And Iíll tell you what Iím worried about: the almighty hand of the federal government coming in & oppressing the Internet & stifling innovation and creativity. We want to keep governmentís mitts off as much as we can. And if we do, weíll reap the benefits from it.

Source: (cross-ref. to Hatch) Phoenix Arizona GOP Debate Dec 7, 1999

Orrin Hatch: Keep governmentís mitts off the Internet

McCAIN [to Hatch]: Orrin, you & I have worked on a couple very important pieces of legislation in the past few years. One of them is the Y2K Product Liability Reform Act, which was very important to keep us from experiencing a flood of litigation as a result of the year 2000. The other one was the Internet Tax Moratorium Act. As you know, this was stoutly resisted by governors, Republican governors as well. Donít you think we ought to make the Internet tax moratorium permanent?

HATCH: Yeah, we ought to do it because itís far overblown to think that people buying over the Internet is going to [hurt store sales]. But we [should] be encouraging one of the most important innovations in the history of the world, the Internet. And Iíll tell you what Iím worried about: the almighty hand of the federal government coming in & oppressing the Internet & stifling innovation and creativity. We want to keep governmentís mitts off as much as we can. And if we do, weíll reap the benefits from it.

Source: (cross-ref. from McCain) Phoenix Arizona GOP Debate Dec 7, 1999

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