Jim Hood on Technology
We need to get back to swinging hammers and building bridges
Mississippi needs to get back to swinging hammers and building bridges--that's how we grow our economy and build stronger communities. As your governor I will:
Source: 2019 Mississippi governor campaign site HoodForGovernor.com
, Dec 31, 2018
- Stop the Legislature from running up our debt
- Create high-paying jobs
Put money in Mississippian's hands, not out-of-state corporations
- Support our main street merchants
- Put working people back to work by building highways and bridges
- Support workforce development programs
Put some money where your mouth is on infrastructure
[At the annual business "Hobnob",] Jim Hood argued a larger push to repair roads and other infrastructure by the state would help get the economy moving at a more rapid pace. "You're going to have to put some money where your mouth is,"
he said, "and they haven't done that at the Legislature."
Hood also took a direct swipe Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, the front-runner for the Republican nomination for governor, saying, "we need to pave public roads,
and not someone's private driveway." The comment was a reference to a road project, now halted by transportation officials, that would have primarily served Reeves' gated neighborhood.
Gov. Phil Bryant [responded at the same event that] the state was spending roughly $200 million per year improving roads and infrastructure.
Source: Mississippi Clarion Ledger on 2019 Mississippi governor race
, Nov 1, 2018
Focused Attorney General's office on cybercrime
Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood will announce on his plans to run for governor in 2019, he confirmed. The four-term attorney general is the state's lone statewide Democratic elected official
Hood has focused on cybercrimes during his tenure as attorney general. His use of outside legal counsel, particularly to pursue lawsuits against large corporations, has been controversial at times--particularly among Republicans.
Source: Mississippi Today on 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial race
, Oct 1, 2018
Sued Google for data mining & marketing student information
Hood said, "Through this lawsuit, we want to know the extent of Google's data mining and marketing of student information to third parties. I don't think there could be any motivation other than greed for a company to deliberately keep secret how
it collects and uses student information." The complaint claims that through a child's educational account, "Google tracks, records, uses and saves the online activity of Mississippi's children
Source: ARS Technica on 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial race
, Jan 18, 2017
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