Tech Talkin’ Govs: Part IV

Tech Talkin’ Govs: Part IV

The fourth installment of SSTI’s Tech Talkin’ Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee and Texas. Our first three installments were in the Jan. 9, Jan. 16 and Jan. 23 issues of the Digest.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley encouraged lawmakers to support his proposal of increasing or creating tax incentives for R&D, biotech and cyber security. Read more…

In Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon wants to boost higher education funding based on performance metrics and he outlined a plan to issue bonds in support of university research facilities. Read more…

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock wants to raise the number of college graduates in the state to 60 percent over the next 10 years and included in his budget a tuition freeze for higher education in support of the goal. Read more…

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam set forth a challenge to raise the number of college graduates in the state to 55 percent by 2025 and called for $16.5M in new funding for workforce development at technology centers and community colleges. Read more…

With a focus toward higher education and skilled workers, Texas Gov. Rick Perry proposed a tuition freeze for incoming freshman, tying more state funding for higher education to performance, and a framework allowing individuals to obtain more easily certifications in high-demand fields. Read more…

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