State of Arkansas Archives: on Technology

Asa Hutchinson: $30 million to expand high-speed internet into rural areas

I'm also asking for support to expand high-speed internet into more rural areas of our state. We have to reduce the digital divide. We have to provide education fairly in all areas of our state. And it takes high-speed internet to do this and so much more from improving the quality of life to attracting businesses and entrepreneurs. I've set aside $30 million for this purpose in our proposed budget. If we can, let's do more, it is such a great need for our state.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Arkansas legislature Jan 12, 2021

Tom Cotton: Protect officials, government employees from "doxing"

Sen. Tom Cotton introduced legislation to make it a crime to dox [publicize a person's home contact info] a government official or their family members. "No public servant should be endangered or subject to harassment for doing their job," Cotton, co-author of the Public Servant Protection Act, said. The bill gives government employees, elected officials, and appointees the right to have their home addresses and phone numbers--or of their immediate family members--removed from any public website.
Source: NewsMax, "Doxing", on 2020 Arkansas Senate race Dec 3, 2020

Dan Whitfield: Internet info should be personal property, not providers'

Currently, we need to eliminate the grey area on what belongs to us and what does not. Our political representatives in the US Senate gave our Internet Service Providers, after taking huge sums of money from them, the rights to our private internet usage data. Our ISP monitors, records, then sells our internet history to third party advertisers. We need to put an immediate stop to this. We must make it clear that what we do online is OUR personal property and not someone to sell to others.
Source: 2020 Arkansas Senate campaign website Jun 8, 2020

Asa Hutchinson: Focus on technology education & Innovation Council

We have increased our numbers in computer science courses. Last year, we were at about 6,000, and this year we have more than 8,000 students taking computer coding. One of my goals is to be a hub of technology companies. I am calling for the creation of a private sector Technology and Innovation Council to bring industry leaders and entrepreneurs together to create new energy and support for tomorrow's leaders in software design, cyber security, data analytics, blockchain technology.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Arkansas legislature Jan 15, 2019

Mike Huckabee: Arkansas becoming a leader in e-government

I got a phone call from former Gov. Pete Wilson of California. Pete Wilson is now in a global telecommunications and technology business. He said one of the things he does is evaluate states that are moving toward e-government. He said, “Mike, we have looked at all 50 states, and Arkansas is leading the nation in moving toward e-government. No state has quite moved forward as your state has in becoming a leader in bringing its state services on-line and using technology effectively for its taxpayers.”
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Arkansas legislature Jan 9, 2001

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