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Delaware: State of the State & Our Budget

Written on: January 27th, 2011 in Effective & Efficient Government

Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

Governor's Recommended Budget FY 2012
Today, we released a difficult, but financially responsible, FY 2012 budget proposal. It makes clear our top priority is getting people back to work and expanding economic opportunity. It makes the most important investment in our future: building the strongest possible public schools now. It keeps our core commitments in areas like public safety, public health and environmental quality without the need for new taxes.

We look forward to your feedback and suggestions at

State of the State

Last week, I delivered the annual State of the State address, laying out new proposals and updates on efforts to tackle priority policy areas:

  • State of the State - Courtesy of Patrick JacksonGetting people back to work and expanding economic opportunity
  • Creating the strongest possible public schools
  • Making government more cost-effective
  • Creating safer schools and communities, and
  • Ensuring the most vulnerable Delawareans are not left behind.

But the true “state of the state” is reflected by our neighbors who work together to help each other. Our state is far stronger than any challenges we face because we are working together to keep Delaware moving forward.

A summary of the speech is available here, along with the full text and video.

Working with China for Jobs in Delaware

We need to look beyond our borders–and far beyond our traditional ways of doing business–to strengthen our competitiveness and create jobs at home.

Delaware-China Investment Promotion AgreementDelaware is uniquely suited to be a gateway for international investors looking to put people to work in our country. Our responsive government, predictable legal environment, skilled workforce and convenient location can make the investment and incorporation processes much easier.

To that end, we signed an agreement with the Ministry of Commerce during the recent visit of China’s president and hosted more than 40 investors, eager to learn about our state.

When international companies think about setting up manufacturing operations or incorporating in the United States, we want to make sure that they think of Delaware first.

Click here for more information on the agreement and here to learn more about the investment delegation.

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