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Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: October 8th, 2012 in Effective & Efficient Government

Strengthening our schools, creating more jobs and governing responsibly are our key areas of focus. Making Our Schools Safer If our kids are going to learn to the best of their abilities, they need, first and foremost to be safe. That’s why I recently signed into law the Omnibus School Safety Act, which will lead […]

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Entrepreneurs: The backbone of American innovation and growth

Written on: October 3rd, 2012 in Job Creation

Entrepreneurs built our state, and our nation. People of courage and convictions, who were willing to start something new because they knew they could build something better. For centuries, our economy has been a global power because of the innovation, ingenuity and resilience of the entrepreneurs who were born here, or came here to start […]

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Guest Post: Theresa Strawder, DelaWELL Health Management Program

Written on: September 11th, 2012 in Guest Posts

Tobacco Cessation Resources  Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. Each year, cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke account for nearly 1 of every 5 deaths. In Delaware, smoking is responsible for at least $430 million per year in direct medical costs and an estimated $621 million […]

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New School Year, New Programs, Same Focus on Moving Forward

Written on: September 7th, 2012 in Education

Pens, pencils, laptops, netbooks and notebooks – it’s back-to-school time for thousands of Delaware students and this will be an important year for them, their parents, our educators and our state. The summer provided many with a much-needed, well-deserved break, but as students and teachers head back into the classroom, there is plenty to do […]

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Labor Day – Working For Our Future

Written on: August 31st, 2012 in Recognizing State Employees

This week, we mark the unofficial end of summer – Labor Day weekend – with most people wondering where the summertime went.  And, weather pending, it’s a chance for barbecue, baseball, road trips and other activities with friends and family. I hope this message finds you enjoying times with your loved ones or, at the […]

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