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A new proposal to add a technology position at the Capitol

Date: January 29, 2007
By: Fanna Haile-Selassie
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Senator Matt Bartle is pushing to add a new department to the state Capitol to keep technology up-to-date.  Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol.  RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

After attracting so much attention from a seventeen hour long filibuster, Senator Matt Bartle now wants to draw attention to a new bill.

The bill would add a new, almost state cabinet position in the state Capitol to keep technology up-to-date. 

The new office of enterprise technology would be under the Office of Administration.

Bartle said the state government needs to play catch up.

 

Actuality:  BARTLE.WAV
Run Time: 00:05
Description: Corporate America is answering this question for us, we're just about 10 years behind.


Bartle said he didn't expect for his bill to pass, but he did plea to move it at least to the Senate floor so that reporters and other senators could hear his idea.

From the state Capitol, I'm Fanna Haile-Selassie 

  


Intro: A proposal for a new office of technology is causing hesitation.  Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol. 

RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

After failing to get a resolution passed for Senators to use laptops on the Senate floor, the proudly self-proclaimed computer geek is at it again.

Senator Matt Bartle's new bill proposes to create an office of enterprise technology to keep the Capitol technology up-to-date.  

However the bill isn't expected to go far and even Bartle doesn't see it passing.

Actuality:  BARTLE2.WAV
Run Time: 00:13
Description: I'm not even going to ask you to move this bill out, but if you see a way to use the concept with something you are moving, I would be interested in having the debate on the floor.   

 

Someone on the staff assigning the budget of the bill must have not approved of it either.

The first estimated budget for the bill last legislative session was 0 dollars, and now the new bill is about nine hundred thirty thousand dollars. 

From the state Capitol, I'm Fanna Haile-Selassie