State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives: on Technology

Lou Barletta: Spend on infrastructure before it costs more

In many states transportation infrastructure is suffering from a lack of sufficient maintenance. Pennsylvania alone is home to more than 5,000 structurally deficient bridges. As Chairman of a Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Barletta feels strongly that we need to fix this today, before it becomes any more expensive.
Source: 2018 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial website

Bob Casey: Support Net Neutrality; require equal access to all users

Q: Net Neutrality: Support making internet providers provide equal access to all users?

Lou Barletta (R): No.

Bob Casey (D): Yes.

Source: 2018 Issue Guide on Pennsylvania Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Lou Barletta: End Net Neutrality; don't require equal access to all users

Q: Net Neutrality: Support making internet providers provide equal access to all users?

Lou Barletta (R): No.

Bob Casey (D): Yes.

Source: 2018 Issue Guide on Pennsylvania Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Tom Wolf: Supports Net Neutrality: keep the internet free & open

Q: Net Neutrality: Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Scott Wagner (R): No public statements found.

Tom Wolf (D): Yes. "Keeping the internet free & open is essential to a healthy democracy."

Source: 2018 Issue Guide: Pennsylvania Governor race Oct 9, 2018

Tom Wolf: Redevelopment project to revitalize the Pittston waterfront

Governor Tom Wolf announced last week new funding to revitalize the Pittston waterfront by converting an underused warehouse into a mixed-use facility with apartments, offices, retail space, and a business incubator.

"This comprehensive redevelopment project will be a noticeable update to a section of downtown Pittston that has a lot of potential, but not expansive use," Wolf said. "By renovating the structure and surrounding area, we will be creating jobs, expanding offerings for businesses, college students and residents, while opening up opportunities for more economic development."

Waterfront Management Group was approved for a $2 million grant to rehabilitate a 101,997-square-foot warehouse at the corner of East Street and Kennedy Boulevard. The completed project is expected to have 27 apartments, a food court, and a business incubator with space for 36 units.

Source: Pittston Sunday Dispatch on 2018 Pennsylvania governor race Aug 30, 2018

Tom Wolf: Infrastructure investment attracts business

Over the last three years, we've repaired or rebuilt 1,600 bridges, and more than 18,000 miles of roadways. And over the next decade, we're going to invest $2 billion more in rebuilding roads, highways, and bridges across our Commonwealth so that our people can get to work and our products can get to market. Businesses don't invest in states that don't invest in education, infrastructure or job training.
Source: 2018 Pennsylvania State of the State address Feb 6, 2018

Dwight Evans: Free WiFi in city parks & converted payphones

Extend free WiFi to city parks and repurpose all payphone kiosks with WiFi capability. Converting unused payphone kiosks into free wireless hotspots will enable any user within a 100 to 200 foot radius to access internet on their phones, laptops, tablets and other WiFi devices, without needing to share any personal information. Boston introduced this program in trial form with plans to provide wireless access at 16 existing pay phone sites downtown. Kiosks, called "Links," will provide New Yorkers with a Wi-Fi network with a 150-foot radius, free domestic calling, two USB charging ports, a tablet for accessing the internet. As many as 10,000 links will be installed across the city.

We need to expand this initiative to all cities, especially low-income neighborhoods where fewer residents can afford their own Internet service. By providing ads on the booths, advertisers will absorb the cost of the initiative with little to no additional cost to the city or the public.

Source: 2016 Pennsylvania House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Joe Sestak: Faster path through patent-approval process

As Democrat Joe Sestak talked about supporting small businesses with more loan assistance, better job-retraining programs, and a faster path through the patent-approval process, he sprinkled in critiques on Pat Toomey's record in Congress. Toomey drew fire for his votes on oil and gas subsidies, opposition to the federal Export-Import Bank and decision to sign a letter to Iranian officials.
Source: coverage of 2016 Pennsylvania Senate race May 7, 2015

Tom Corbett: Sustained, large-scale investment in transportation

For years, this state needed a sustained, large-scale investment in transportation. And somehow it just never got done. We did things a little differently, and we got a different result. Republican and Democrat. Labor and Industry. We all worked together to put the funding crisis behind us and do what is right for the people of Pennsylvania.

The construction season coming up will give us just a glimpse of the benefits. And far into the future, Pennsylvania will have the good roads, safe bridges, and reliable public transit that our people expect and deserve.

We have accomplished this and more, because, in our debates, we haven't let "NO" be anyone's final answer. We stay at it, until the work is done. You could call this the practical way of governing. You could call it the bipartisan way. I like to think of it as the Pennsylvania way, defined at its best by honesty, fair dealing, and the shared values of the people we serve.

Source: 2014 State of the State speech to Pennsylvania legislature Feb 4, 2014

Ed Rendell: Fund targeted investments that make sense for our future

My goal is to fund targeted investments that make sense for our future across the state, and that put Pennsylvanians on the job. Like rebuilding our infrastructure-our roads, bridges, adding rail lines, even modernizing our telecommunications systems. I want to transform blighted property and encourage redevelopment in places that have long since given up hope for their own recovery. I want to work with local leaders to design economic development programs for each Pennsylvania community.
Source: Budget Address to Pennsylvania General Assembly Mar 4, 2003

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