Gretchen Whitmer on Technology
Will act on infrastructure if legislature won't
Michigan roads are among the most beat up and dangerous in the country. We can't ask businesses to invest in Michigan if we refuse to invest in ourselves. I will ask the State Transportation Commission to issue state road bonds, so we can start fixing
the roads now.
My Rebuilding Michigan plan is financed without an increase at the gas pump, and it will do three things: save time, money, and lives. Since it doesn't require the legislature to act, we can get started right away. That's important.
Source: 2020 Michigan State of the State address
, Jan 29, 2020
Expand broadband with net neutrality
Q: Net Neutrality: Require internet providers to provide all users equal access?
Bill Schuette (R): Unknown.
Gretchen Whitmer (D): Yes. Expand broadband. Implement net neutrality through Executive Order.
Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2018 Michigan Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
We need $3B per year for inadequate infrastructure
Whitmer said access to clean, safe drinking water and roads and bridges in good condition are priorities. "As governor, I will capitalize the state infrastructure bank and task a permanent state infrastructure advisory council with creating
comprehensive, coordinated planning," she said. "Together, we're going to put thousands of Michiganders to work rebuilding our roads, updating our electrical & heating grids and ensuring that everyone has access to clean water & high-speed internet."
Whitmer said current funding levels for infrastructure are inadequate, and that she would begin to address the $4 billion annual funding gap ("far & away the reason why our roads are so dangerous," she said) identified by the infrastructure commission
by investing an extra $3 billion per year up front.
"Recent plans rely on future legislators to pull funding from the state's general fund to make less than adequate investments in infrastructure," she said. "It's a flawed plan that will not work."
Source: BridgeMI.com on 2018 Michigan gubernatorial race
, Mar 6, 2018
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