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Gov. John Carney

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Just about a month ago, Gov. John Carney delivered his State of the State address and unveiled his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

They helped define the governor’s priorities for the coming year in a variety of areas.

This week, Gov. Carney visited the Delaware Public Media studios to talk a bit more in-depth about some of those priorities and other issues. In part 1 of the interview this week, we focus on education and funding for schools in the First State.

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Gov. John Carney signed a proclamation Monday formally recognizing February as Black History Month in the First State. 

Some state legislators are pushing to reinstate a “streamlined” version of the death penalty in Delaware. Support is mixed among state officials.


Joe Irizarry / Delaware Public Media

Pay raises for state employees and educators, and heavy investment schools highlight Gov. John Carney’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

State officials gathered at Howard R. Young Correctional Center in Wilmington Monday to report on what they call progress in reentry services for offenders.


Gov. Carney announces staff changes.

Oct 16, 2019
Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney has a new chief of staff.

Some Republican state lawmakers are calling for a repeal of a law reforming Delaware’s cash bail, saying it makes the state less safe.

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Christina School District is resuming autism respite services after the state agrees to shore up the program’s finances.

Congress is considering legislation that could lead to fewer bankruptcy filings in Delaware.

Democrats seek to turn Sussex County blue in 2020

Sep 19, 2019
Sarah Mueller / Delaware Public Media

Democrats in the First State hope to attract more Sussex County votes in 2020. Democrats are looking to build on the gains they made in last year’s midterm elections.