Betty Castor on Technology

End the Digital Divide by wiring every school

Betty understands that in order for our young people to be competitive, they must have a strong knowledge of technology. She will work in the Senate to ensure that every school is wired and every child graduating from public schools in America-urban and rural, no matter their race-has the technology proficiency needed for good paying jobs.
Source: Campaign website, bettynet.com, "Issues" Sep 25, 2004

Extend the Research and Development Tax Credit

Research and development are the backbone of America's dominant technology field. We must not weaken research and development. We need to extend the Research and Development tax credit for private companies-this research creates good jobs and improves American investments.
Source: Campaign website, bettynet.com, "Issues" Sep 25, 2004

College tuition assistance for high-tech fields

Betty Castor announced her support to provide tuition assistance to students seeking advanced degrees in high-tech fields. Castor, former University of South Florida President, said making higher education more affordable for Florida families is critical to improving our economy and providing opportunity for everyone. "The US lags behind our international competitors when it comes to investments in physics, chemistry and engineering research," said Castor.
Source: Press release, "College Tuition" Jun 21, 2004

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