David Ige on Technology
Broadband capacity integral to economic growth
For those who haven't noticed, innovation, fuelled by technology, is driving the global economy at breakneck speed. We simply must create an economic environment that enables
Hawaii's entrepreneurs to turn ideas into products and services so that we can compete in today's global economy. And we know that deploying a strong broadband capacity is critical to that kind of environment.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Hawaii legislature
, Jan 25, 2016
Pioneered "paperless Legislature" & government transparency
Q: Hawaii's public records law mandates that public records be made available whenever possible. Yet many citizens are unable to afford the costs that state and local government agencies impose.
Would you support eliminating search and redaction charges and making records free to the public except for basic copying costs?
A: Yes. We need to limit charges to basic copying costs.
I pioneered the use of technology in state government to help transparency: the paperless Legislature that increases information access and eases the burden of submitting testimony; and creation of the
Capitol Public Access Room that provides assistance to individuals participating in the legislative process.
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat Q&A on 2014 Hawaii gubernatorial race
, Jul 11, 2014
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