State of Delaware Archives: on Technology

John Carney: Provided 25,000 low-income students with internet access

In Kent and Sussex counties, we have made it a priority to expand access to highspeed broadband and eliminate internet deserts. In the past year, we expanded wireless broadband to over 500 Delawareans. That number continues to grow each week. The Department of Education and DTI partnered to create the Connect Delaware program. Through this program, we provided over 25,000 low-income students with reliable internet access.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Delaware legislature Jan 26, 2021

John Carney: New investments on roads, transit, high-speed internet

With your help, we've invested $10 million in a new Transportation Infrastructure Fund. Delawareans expect to be able to get to and from work quickly and safely. That's why we're investing $4.5 billion over the next six years to modernize our roads, bridges, and public transit.

New investments in our technology infrastructure have already brought high-speed internet to the areas around Laurel, Seaford and Bridgeville--where service was spotty or nonexistent.

Source: 2020 Delaware State of the State address Jan 23, 2020

John Carney: Invest $3 billion in transportation infrastructure

We continue to make historic investments in our infrastructure--with over $3 billion to upgrade our transportation system through 2025. That means less traffic, safer bridges, and more pedestrian friendly streets. This year I'm proposing to create a new Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund that would help the state to react quickly to important economic development projects. We're going to invest $10 million in this new fund.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

Tom Carper: America's Water Infrastructure Act :good for entire nation

America's Water Infrastructure Act Is Good for the Entire Nation:

U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He spoke on the Senate floor on the need to pass America's Water Infrastructure Act. Barrasso said that President Trump has called on Congress to take up major infrastructure legislation.

Last week, both Barrasso and EPW Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper, a Democrat from Delaware, announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the comprehensive water infrastructure legislation with the leadership from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill is the most sweeping infrastructure package to be considered this Congress. It grows the economy, keeps communities safe, cuts red tape and lowers the deficit.

Source: Sheridan (WY) Media on 2018 Delaware Senate race Sep 19, 2018

Rob Arlett: Our strategic highways are in disrepair

Our nation's infrastructure is vital not only to our economy, our national security but our way of life. Delaware's highways being strategically located within the Northeast corridor are some of the most traveled. The people of the state of Delaware deserve an infrastructure free from disrepair and potholes.
Source: 2018 Delaware Senate Campaign website Sep 1, 2018

Kevin Wade: NSA data collection invades citizens' privacy

Deep in the desert of Utah is a government data center. The center, comprised of long, low buildings spanning 1.5 million square feet, is filled with super-powered computers storing unbelievably massive amounts of information gathered secretly. What information is being collected?

Information about you, Joe Average citizen. Your phone calls and emails are being stored, all in the name of protecting our country from potential terrorists--terrorists like you, even though your call or email is as banal as, "Honey I'll be home in 30 minutes." You probably have never said or typed, "I'm planning to bomb the Freedom Tower."

The Obama administration has defended the National Security Agency's "need" to collect such records, despite the huge overreach and invasion of citizens' privacy.

Truth is, most Americans do not believe the government won't use the information it's gathering for good purposes only. Information is power. Knowledge about private affairs can be used for bad ends.

Source: Wade OpEd in American Thinker: 2014 Delaware Senate race Jul 25, 2014

Jack Markell: New I-95 fly-over ramps; $1.1B for infrastructure

Unleashing the potential of our economy also demands world-class infrastructure. The ability to move goods and services efficiently, connect to cutting-edge information technology infrastructure, and access cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable energy, is essential to every industry in our state.

For years, Delawareans tried to avoid the interchange of I-95 and Route 1. But our investment in new fly-over ramps has alleviated congestion, shortening commutes, shipping times, and trips to the beach.

We are making similar improvements at I-95 and 202. That exit ramp was a notorious choke point, but improvements have cut the average number of hours per day of slowing traffic from six to less than one.

Infrastructure investments create high-paying, middle-class jobs today and they lay the foundation for future prosperity. It's time to stop complaining about the sorry shape of our Transportation Trust Fund and fix the underlying issues. I propose that we invest $1.1 billion over five years.

Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Delaware legislature Jan 23, 2014

Ruth Ann Minner: Implement e-government, starting with DMV

Today, we are in the middle of several important e-Government projects. First, a complete overhaul of the State’s web site. On our new home page, we will organize services and information in a way that makes the user’s experience easier, more efficient and more enjoyable. Second, a new state-of-the-art web presence for the Division of Motor Vehicles. This “next generation” website will utilize the latest technologies to meet the needs of DMV customers in a way no other state is today.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Delaware Assembly Jan 25, 2001

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Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
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Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
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Howard Schultz(I-WA)
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Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
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