What Governors Are Proposing
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple: "A streamlined approach to the concept of public-private joint ventures that are based on ideas coming out of our research universities...Research ND."
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan: "New Hampshire's public colleges and universities have set an ambitious goal of doubling the number of STEM students that will graduate by 2025...we should make this a state priority. We should also encourage the creation of new technologies by doubling the R&D tax credit."
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell: "I'm asking for funding to support new teachers who teach STEM in our middle and high schools."
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman: "I have recommended a budget that supports a two-year tuition freeze at our universities and community colleges."
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval: "We must invest in Nevada's innovators and entrepreneurs. We will commit $10 million in Nevada's Knowledge Fund to do just that."
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee: "I propose a budget to ensure that there is no tuition increase at the Community College of Rhode Island, $3 million in new state support for workforce development initiatives and funds to accelerate the economic activity in Providence's Knowledge District."
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard: "GOED Research Commerce Grants, ...a proof-of-concept grant program..."
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin: "I propose the Vermont Strong Scholars Program. ..if you graduate with a degree in a STEM field, we will pay back your final year of tuition if you stay and work in Vermont."
Washington Governor Jay Inslee: "I proposed a tradable R&D tax credit to help early-stage companies to develop and commercialize their ideas. We need to show our commitment with policies to promote economic growth, research and development on clean energy.."
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: "I look forward to working ...on ways to improve the amount of investment capital available to help start-ups and other small businesses growth new jobs in our state."
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal: "Increase the Hope Scholarship program by 3 percent over last year, bring the total to over $600 million."
Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie: I propose the HI Growth Initiative, a state investment program focused on building a innovation ecosystem that supports entrepreneurial high growth businesses. We intent to provide $20 million of state investment capital that will focus on research commercialization, entrepreneur mentoring an the mobilization of startup investment capital."
Indiana Governor Mike Pence: "Our budget creates a partnership with Indiana's life sciences industry and our universities, to spur research and produce high-paying jobs."
Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy:" I am proposing the Bioscience Innovation Act, a $200 million fund to strengthen CT's bioscience sector over the next ten years.
Utah Governor Gary Hebert: "I propose we invest $20 million for STEM education."
Source: SSTI Digests Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 6.