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The Legacy of the Markell Administration

Written on: January 16th, 2017 in AgricultureEducationEffective & Efficient GovernmentHelping Our NeighborsJob Creation

In his final weekly address to the people of Delaware, Governor Markell expressed his gratitude for all we accomplished together over eight years to make the state a better place.

“You have constantly inspired me with determination, ingenuity, love, and commitment, and we can be proud that together, we have made our state more beautiful, more productive, more prosperous, and more inclusive than ever before,” said Markell.

The progress Delaware made across a wide range of issues is highlighted on this page. In addition to his final weekly message, you can watch videos showcasing Delawareans’ whose lives have improved, review statistics on eight fact sheets, and read about the work done at each state agency to keep Delaware moving forward.


Watch: Jack Markell’s George Bailey Moment





Why Delaware Is Apologizing for Slavery Today

Written on: February 10th, 2016 in Helping Our Neighbors

Delawareans have a lot to be proud of in our history, but we also know that it is not perfect. Let’s affirm that we accept it all, face it with courage, and always look forward to the opportunities of the day before us. In doing so, we take another important step in our never-ending mission to fulfill the principles of eternal justice for all people.

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2016 State of the State: Expecting More

Written on: January 21st, 2016 in AgricultureEducationEffective & Efficient GovernmentJob CreationMajor Speeches

Speaker Schwartzkopf, President Blevins, members of the 148th General Assembly, other elected officials, members of the Cabinet, members of the Judiciary, Carla, the people of Delaware. Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. One of the most rewarding parts of this job is the constant reminder of the remarkable talents and character of […]

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Investing in Better Teachers Makes Sense

Written on: November 12th, 2015 in Education

As governors — one Republican, one Democrat — there are some issues we don’t see eye to eye on. But one thing we can wholeheartedly agree on is that when it comes to our students’ education, great teachers matter.

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America Needs ALL of Us

Written on: October 27th, 2015 in Job Creation

October is the nation’s 70th National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time for us to celebrate the immeasurable contributions of people with disabilities to our workforce – in technology firms, classrooms, restaurants and all kinds of workplaces. NDEAM was first launched in in the immediate aftermath of World War II (then it was called “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week”) as part of an effort to integrate returning soldiers into the economy. As a poster from the era put it, “America needs ALL of us.”

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