State of Kentucky Archives: on Technology

James Comer: Maintain infrastructure: highways, locks, and dams

We must ensure that our transportation infrastructure across the commonwealth is maintained and improved. Specifically, we have an opportunity to finish Kentucky's portion of Interstate 69 in the next decade. Federal funding will be key to this effort and I will be a staunch advocate for finishing this project and for ensuring Kentucky receives its share of Federal Highway Trust Fund dollars. We must also aggressively push the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete several major locks and dams projects--including Olmsted and Kentucky Lock--which are vital to our inland waterways system. Four navigable rivers are a major asset to our state, and improvements to our waterways infrastructure are vital to ensuring that Kentucky exports more of its products by helping them move safely and efficiently to market. The barge industry has already made numerous reforms to improve the inland waterways system and we need a watchdog in Washington to help hold the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accountable.
Source: 2016 Kentucky House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Bruce Lunsford: Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it

Q: There is a growing push for Congress to codify the issue of “net neutrality” which guarantees that broadband networks cannot use their networks to give preferential fast lane access to any content provider. Where do you stand on this issue?

LUNSFORD: Mitch McConnell appears to be one of the reasons that bills with net neutrality language have stalled in congress. I would support the inclusion of net neutrality language as part of needed consumer-friendly telecommunications reform.

Source: 2008 Kentucky Senate Debate on Political Base website Jun 18, 2008

Steve Beshear: Ideas are the foundation of any new economy

Ideas are the foundation of any new economy. Research and technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternative energy--here are areas we must compete in, especially with energy, given our natural resources. Encouraging new ideas, entrepreneurs and creative thinkers is what others have been doing with great results. Kentucky has no more time to play catch-up. Unless we get our financial house in order and chart a new course, Kentucky stands little chance of succeeding in this new economy.
Source: Kentucky 2008 State of the State Address Jan 14, 2008

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