State of Texas Archives: on Technology


Steve Stockman: Accepts Bitcoin donations as an alternative to fiat currency

Steve Stockman is the outsider's outsider--what other Texan would spend a freezing New Year's hundreds of miles away in New York City? But there he was last night at the launch event for the NYC Bitcoin Center, located just up the street from the New York Stock Exchange.

The Bitcoin Center itself is still in something of a planning stage, existing more as a statement about Bitcoin itself, though it plans on hosting a hackathon later this month.

Stockman, a vocal opponent of Fed policy, told Business Insider last night that he wants to promote Bitcoin, whose most fervent evangelists tout as an alternative to "fiat currency" [such as dollars; Bitcoin is not backed by any government]. To do so, he is now accepting Bitcoin for his Senate campaign against incumbent John Cornyn.

Source: Business Insider on 2014 Texas Senate race Jan 1, 2014

Rick Perry: $40M for 5,500 students in Texas Technology Grants

I am advocating that we set aside $40 million for a new Texas Technology Grant program. Texas produces 5,500 graduates a year in electrical engineering, engineering technology and computer science while our economy produces 11,000 annual job openings in those fields. Let's invest in technology scholarships so that Texans are on the forefront of technology innovation, whether it is here at home, or in outer space.
Source: Texas 2007 State of the State address Feb 6, 2007

Tony Sanchez: Create incentives to keep technology workers in state

The technology boom has brought thousands of skilled workers to the state. In recent years, the technology sector has created more wealth than the oil and gas industry. The state needs to work with the private sector to create public/private partnerships to retain these workers. For minimal upfront costs, the state can invest in its workforce to give displaced workers a place to register their skills, and match those skills with specific job requirements.
Source: Campaign web site, “Issues: Texas Talent Retention” May 2, 2002

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