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Simpler seeks "grand bargain" on state budget

Delaware Public Media

State Treasurer Ken Simpler has taken an active role in speaking about the state’s recent budget issues -- and is advocating for what he calls a Grand Bargain. He says lawmakers from both parties should come together to overhaul the state’s budget process  - and create more predictability and sustainability. Simpler is part of the panel lawmakers set up earlier this year examining creating a fund which could limit budget growth and  help in economic downturns.

Delaware Public Media political reporter Sarah Mueller recently sat down with Simpler for an in-depth discussion about his "grand bargain" concept and more.

Simpler was elected in 2014, the first non-incumbent Republican to win statewide since 1994. He’s currently running for re-election.