State of Utah Archives: on Technology


Gary Herbert: Invest in I-15 CORE & Ogden to Provo commuter rail

Lasting job creation and capital investment hinge on the free flow of commerce, another area where Utah excels. There is no better example than the I-15 CORE project, built faster than any other billion-dollar highway project in America, and $260 million under budget. UTA's commuter rail now runs from Ogden to Provo, two years ahead of schedule and 15% under budget. We are building the infrastructure that will enable Utah's future economic success.
Source: 2013 State of the State Address to Utah Legislature Jan 30, 2013

Gary Herbert: Since 2007, "e-government" has saved Utahns about $46M

As a state, we continue to strive for better management in all we do. it's called good governance. Because of the economic downturn, every family, every community, and every business was forced to do more with less. Utah government is no exception. Utah now offers more than 1,000 services online and, since 2007, "e-government" has saved Utahns about $46 million! In the year 2000, there was one state employee for every 112 Utahns. Today, that ratio is one employee for every 139 Utahns, a 24% improvement.
Source: 2013 State of the State Address to Utah Legislature Jan 30, 2013

Jon Huntsman: Fund desperately needed road expansions

It is no secret that Utah's transportation needs continue to grow. Building roads, highways, and rail has long been a priority for Utahns. I am asking Legislators to support significant increases in funding for basic, but critically important projects, and act now to fund corridor preservation efforts so that we can plan for desperately needed road expansions. My budget proposals will allow us to do this without incurring any new debt.
Source: Utah 2007 State of the State address Jan 16, 2007

Mike Leavitt: Merit pay & scholarships for high-tech teachers

We need 15,000 engineering and computer science students by 2005.Our economic future depends on it. We need to nurture math and technology skills among our students in junior high and high school, especially among young women.

We are losing from our public schools too many teachers in high demand areas of math and technology. It is time to do something unconventional.

I propose a plan of financial incentives similar to those used in private industry to keep the qualified teachers we have in these areas, and add at least 850 teachers who have masterís degrees in learning technology. I propose a one-time benefit of as much as $20,000 on top of their existing salaries in exchange for a commitment to stay in Utah schools for four years. Outstanding teachers in other disciplines willing to retool themselves in these high demand areas are also eligible. The state will pay for their masterís degree in technology or their certificate in math and give them a retention contract when they graduate.

Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Utah legislature Jan 16, 2001

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