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Tech Talkin' Govs: Part I

January 09, 2013

SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs series has returned for its 13th annual edition. The series highlights new and expanded TBED proposals from governors' State of the State, Budget and Inaugural addresses across the nation. The first edition includes excerpts from speeches delivered in North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, and Virginia.

North Dakota
Gov. Jack Dalrymple, State of the State Address, Jan. 8, 2013
“A year ago we set out on a state visioning process called 2020 and Beyond. We partnered with the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce and held meetings throughout the state to hear people's own ideas about how to create a better future for our state. ...

“... We also heard that people in North Dakota are looking for more diversity in their career opportunities. This led us to recommend a new streamlined approach to the concept of public-private joint ventures that are based on ideas coming out of our research universities. We propose calling it Research ND, leveraging our universities to partner in ventures that create interesting, high-paying jobs.”

New Hampshire
Gov. Maggie Hassan, Inaugural Address, Jan. 3, 2013
“We must work with teachers, local schools, higher education and the business community to ensure a robust and rigorous education for all of our students, including in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

“New Hampshire's public colleges and universities have set an ambitious goal of doubling the number of STEM students that graduate by 2025. We should embrace that goal and make achieving it a state priority. ...

“... To encourage innovation, we should also encourage the creation of new technologies here in New Hampshire by doubling the research and development tax credit.”

New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, State of the State Address, Jan. 9, 2013
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Virginia
Gov. Bob McDonnell, State of the Commonwealth Address, Jan. 9, 2013
“Students are falling behind in mastering the STEM-H disciplines essential for the global economy. I'm asking you to approve funding to support new teachers who teach science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in our middle and high schools.

“I want our very best teachers in every subject to have incentives to excel. I'm proposing $15 million for school districts to reward their well-performing educators.”

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