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Sen. Kanavas calls for creation of Enterprise Management System Development Fund

MADISON State Sen. Ted Kanavas, R-Brookfield, called on the Legislature and the Doyle administration Wednesday to create an Enterprise Management System Development Fund. The fund would use existing information technology dollars allocated to agencies by the Department of Administration and seg...

Senator Kanavas rips proposed telecom tax

Madison, Wis . - April is tax month, and State Sen. Ted Kanavas is taking aim at a series of tax increases in the 2007-09 state budget proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle . The latest target is an increase in the phone tax that would raise an estimated $1.8 million in revenue. Kanavas, who has propos...

WTN Interview: Senator Ted Kanavas

Software and political expertise motivates Wisconsins State Senator to trim state government and grow the economy using technology tools and services. We want to stimulate venture capital investment in the state by granting tax credits to qualified venture funds as well as expand the Department o...

My View - State Government Needs Integrity To Build Investor Confidence

... I applaud Senator Ted kanavas for his desire to align best business practices to state government. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the senator refer to the Sarbanes-Oxley Ac...

Republicans criticize Doyles growth package

...r Gov. Jim Doyles Grow Wisconsin program, Sen. Ted kanavas -- a Brookfield Republican expressed support, but...convinced that is an appropriate use of that fund, kanavas said of the $10 million annual transfer from the m...e of raiding the Patients Compensation Fund aside, kanavas said an incentive approach would be more desirable...

Is Wisconsin a Technology Leader or Laggard?

...onsin's tax code that is triggering an examination for back taxes, potentially due by numerous Wisconsin's IT companies. In our interview with Senator kanavas he confirms that this activity is taking place. If you or your company has been unfairly targeted, please let us know at news@wistechnology.com . Let...

WTN Interview with Governor Doyle

...ervices together and making them much more consistent. I'm very much committed to that direction. WTN: Why did you veto the motion that Senator(s) kanavas and Welch put forth to streamline Wisconsin's government by the use of IT last June? What did you find unacceptable in their plan to set up enterprise...

Barriers Outlined for Wisconsins Biotech Growth

...les the biotech industry would have to clear in Wisconsin. At a forum on technologys growing contribution to the states economy, moderated by Sen. Ted kanavas (R-Brookfield), the panel of biotech executives identified the bumps in the biotech road. Lance Fors, CEO of Madison-based molecular diagnostics fi...

Broadband Deployment & Adoption in Wisconsin

...iness and home users. Ted Kanavas, elected to the state Senate in 2001, represents the 33rd Senate District in the Wisconsin Legislature. Senator kanavas serves as Co-Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Job Creation and as a member of the states Joint Finance Committee. The 33rd Senate District is ...

Senate Passes an Investment Capital Package; the Assembly Should Follow Suit

... MADISON State Sen. Ted kanavas was still beaming on Saturday, a day after the Leg...ving again. There shouldnt be any argument that kanavas is correct. But this is Madison, and any excuse to...otechnology, advanced manufacturing and computing. kanavas and other lawmakers worked with Gov. Jim Doyle on ...

In 2004, Can Wisconsins Economy Keep Pace with the National Recovery?

...eps working to improve the economic climate. The only problem is that (renewed growth) can make us complacent, this notion that we've done our job, kanavas said. What we're talking about here is only laying a foundation for what has to happen as we move forward. The chairwoman of a similar Assembly com...

Pabst Farms to Test SBCs Fiber-to-the-Premises Technology

...esses will be able to select other providers if they so choose. Sen. Ted kanavas (R-Brookfield), co-chairman of the Select Committee on Job Creation and own...lable if government creates an environment that is friendly to investment," kanavas said. "I'm hopeful that the benefits that Pabst Farms residents and busines...

Electronic signatures bill sent to Governor

...ransactions Act (UETA) is a bi-partisan measure known as Assembly Bill 755 (AB 755). State Representative Ann Nischke (R-Waukesha), state Senator Ted kanavas (R-Brookfield) and state Senator Rob Cowles (R-Green Bay) introduced the bill to officially recognize electronic transactions as being equal to those ...

Wisconsin Assembly passes capital investment bill, revised CAPCO program not presented

...ts so that these companies can get the early financial help needed to grow, kanavas said. We need to give these small, start-up Wisconsin companies the tools t...wed as important components to support venture capital, Neis added. Senator kanavas and Representative Nischke are to be commended for their tenacious efforts ...

Investment tax credit bill is a good start, but Wisconsin must confront other barriers to capital formation

...edded in its economic culture. The bill signed last week by Democrat Doyle, and co-authored by a group of legislators headed by Republican Sen. Ted kanavas of Brookfield, was a move in the right direction. Some other promising trends and programs are in place. But Wisconsin must take stock of other barrie...

Forbes highlights Wisconsin biotech, names Madison #1 business city

... did draw attention to the fact that despite great ideas and good science, Wisconsin still suffers from under-investment. Republican State Senator Ted kanavas was mentioned as saying that A $500 million seed fund would galvanize entrepreneurship. In an exclusive interview with WTN, about his experience in...

State investment incentives aimed at luring angels to start-up companies

...in needs a tax credit program that can encourage others to do the same. We need to change the way people perceive these opportunities in Wisconsin, kanavas told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. People are more willing to invest in opportunities like this in California than in Wisconsin. The intent is to ge...

Wisconsin introduces new state IT plan

...isconsins Department of Administration . According to state Senator Ted kanavas , Wisconsin wants to provide incentives to companies to deploy broadband te...in Wisconsin, and our higher education systems are a big component of that, kanavas added. New direction in state IT The Department of Administration organ...

Wisconsin 2020: A vision from a state senator

...ing Wisconsin. ----- Ted Kanavas, elected to the state Senate in 2001, represents the 33rd Senate District in the Wisconsin Legislature. Senator kanavas serves as Co-Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Job Creation and as a member of the states Joint Finance Committee. The 33rd Senate District is m...

State IT leaders make Government Technology's top-25 list

... Dreamers and Drivers. State CIO Matt Miszewski and state Senator Ted kanavas , a Republican from Brookfield, recently were named to the list for their w...s on IT, and we have to know where everything is and what we have on hand," kanavas told Government Technology. "Streamlining our IT will put us on a path to f...

Discontent grows over Wisconsin's Internet taxes

...net. "Representative Jensen and I are working with the leaders of the Joint Finance Committee to have them pull out Governor Doyle's tax increase," kanavas said. "There's a layer of cost here that isn't present in other states. ... In Wisconsin, our technology space is in its infancy. You don't want to do...

Bill would require data keepers to notify consumers of info leaks

...nts to notify those residents if their personal data has been obtained by an unauthorized party. LRB-2214, recently introduced by state Senator Ted kanavas and state Representative Jeff Fitzgerald, aims to protect Wisconsin residents from being harmed by the kind of data breach suffered last month by gian...

New biomedical institute aims to unite business and academia in SE Wisconsin

...and medical device companies and growing biotechnology industry. The goal is to develop a robust and expanding research base for applied technologies, kanavas said. While Madison has the advantage in that many of its academic and technology-based resources are essentially under one roof in the University ...

Biotech Alliance pushes ahead in SE Wisconsin with likely state funding

...collaboration in southeast Wisconsin. The funding, proposed by Senator Ted kanavas of Brookfield, will go to the state legislature to be approved with the fi...rants can be worked on by multiple universities, creating a greater whole," kanavas said. He estimated that the funding will attract matching dollars from univ...

Kanavas thinks personal ID theft bill will pass this year

... State Senator Ted kanavas remains optimistic that his bill requiring notific...hen that data is obtained by unauthorized parties. kanavas said the importance of protecting private informat... it's going to create more comfort in e-commerce," kanavas said. "[That is] essential for America's economy t...

Budget axe could cut SE Wisconsin tech alliance funding

... within the next several days, said State Sen. Ted kanavas (R-Brookfield), who initially proposed the state f... "The state was supposed to be an equal partner," kanavas said Wednesday. "He [Doyle] had members of his adm...itutions] all have different levels of expertise," kanavas said. "If we are going to innovate, we need to hav...

Doyle partially vetoes SE Wisconsin technology grant

...,000. The original grant, proposed by Sen. Ted kanavas of Brookfield, would have helped fund the organiz...gs under one roof of the University of Wisconsin," kanavas said. "[The center] would make it easier for organ... could have found funding from a variety of ways," kanavas said. "Jim Doyle isn't interested in growth; he's ...

UW working to salvage multi-million HR software project

...iences and cost savings has become a strangling bureaucracy," said Sen. Ted kanavas of Brookfield in a news release. "It is ridiculous that the UW System is pr...vidual campuses manage themselves." Prior to his election to the Senate, kanavas spent 12 years in the software industry and still works for Brookfield-base...

SWIB gets more pressure to invest in state tech start-ups

...Wisconsin high-tech start-up scene, State Sen. Ted kanavas (R-Brookfield) met with SWIB executive director Da...nt in high-tech, early stage Wisconsin companies," kanavas said. The scene continues to be one of tempered...ital community by making significant investments," kanavas said. "There are many good opportunities to be fou...

Doyle vetoes cloning ban

...ty of Wisconsin is not going away, and is not moving," said state Sen. Ted kanavas , R-Brookfield, adding that there is an opportunity for UW-Madison to keep ...ns. "We have to be very cognizant of what we have when we're done here," kanavas said. "And if people don't believe that the methods through which these pro...

Republicans propose sweeping changes to promote investment

...cement and capital investment, says State Sen. Ted kanavas (R-Brookfield), one of the principals behind the p... Wisconsin, so we can keep our best and brightest, kanavas said recently in an interview with WTN. I anticipa...so they can stay competitive in the world economy, kanavas said. One of the more controversial aspects of ...

Space port could open in Sheboygan in next 10 years

...get the DNR to approve space flights in Wisconsin? kanavas said. He also found it hard to believe people woul... Leibham and various private contractors convinced kanavas that the proposal did in fact have some merit. ...ming, and suddenly it all became a lot more clear, kanavas said. And the proposal could boost Wisconsins stat...

Alliance looks to create the right chemistry in SE Wisconsin

...le said Tuesday that he hopes the $500,000 grant will represent one-fifth of the state's eventual contribution. Through a spokesman, state senator Ted kanavas (R-Brookfield), a BTA supporter and a critic of governor Doyle's decision to cut funding, said it is unlikely that additional BTA funding from the sta...

Broadband bill will help develop rural Wisconsin

...ctual capital and talent of our citizens. There cannot be significant innovation with broadband. This bill will put us on the path to more innovation, kanavas said. Kanavas is not alone. Federal Communications Commission member Michael J. Copps, a Milwaukee native, was blunt in his assessment for the nee...

Republican sees nothing wrong with Doyle's use of executive order

...rnor's purview to take existing funds and direct them to certain areas. "It's important to engage the Legislature in discussions for policy purposes," kanavas said, but he did not dispute that it was within Doyle's authority to direct the Department of Commerce to spend at least $5 million in economic develo...

Former Thompson lawyer comments on Doyle stem cell executive order

...r's purview to take existing funds and direct them to certain areas. "It's important to engage the Legislature in discussions for policy purposes," kanavas said, but he did not dispute that it was within Doyle's authority to direct the Department of Commerce to spend money to recruit new stem cell compani...

Legislature adopts one tech bill, leaves two others twisting

...eckage Meanwhile, SB 372 got caught up in the state's stem cell divide. kanavas hoped to serve as a broker between supporters and opponents of embryonic st... investment. However, conservatives opposed the additional funding until kanavas drafted an amendment to ensure the money would be spent in a manner that is...

Roll out the broadband

...ight direction for our state, and it makes a statement to the business community that Wisconsin is serious about economic growth," he said. Joining kanavas in moving the legislation forward were State Senator Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and State Rep. Phil Montgomery, R-Ashwaubenon. To foster broadband penet...

Kanavas says Wisconsin has no more excuses

... a technology-based economy. State Senator Ted kanavas , R-Brookfield, stopped short of saying all the le...nd Vancouver already have capitalized on this, but kanavas views SB 563 as more as an IT stimulant. Companies...ons firms have championed broadband expansion, but kanavas preached patience. "Broadband will help on the mar...

GOP lawmaker faults Doyle for IT problems

...ntly were placed at the feet of the Doyle Administration by State Sen. Ted kanavas , R-Brookfield, who has worked with the Governor on several IT initiatives....cts correctly. "The best plans can be blown up by a lack of execution," kanavas said, "and the execution of these projects has been very problematic." S...
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