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Tech Talkin' Govs, Part V

February 17, 2010

Tech Talkin' Govs, Part V
The fifth installment of SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs' series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Minnesota, New Jersey, and Tennessee. The first four installments are available in the Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, and Feb. 10 Digests.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, State of the State Address, Feb. 11, 2010
"So today, I urge the Legislature to pass my Jobs Creation Bill that has six vital parts: a 20 percent reduction in the corporate tax rate; a 20 percent exclusion from taxation for small businesses; an angel investment tax credit; a supercharged research and development tax credit; a capital gains exclusion for qualified investments; and, incentives for companies to invest in Minnesota small businesses. ...

"... One thing we can, and should do now, is improve and renew the JOBZ program."

New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie, Remarks to the Special Session of the New Jersey Legislature, Feb. 11, 2010
"The "InvestNJ" program has a large unspent balance and a failed record in actually creating new jobs. We can save taxpayers $50 million by terminating this program now. Instead, I believe we should create, without significant public expense, a one-stop shop to clear away obstacles and speed the path to job creation — the New Jersey Partnership for Action."

Gov. Phil Bredesen, State of the State Address, Feb. 1, 2010
"Almost three weeks ago, standing right here I challenged the University of Tennessee to become one of the top 25 public research universities in the United States in the next decade. Tonight, I challenge the University of Memphis to do the same in its peer group. Dr. Raines, I challenge you to lead your University to become one of the Top 25 metropolitan research universities in the next decade."

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