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Guest Post: Fred Green on Jobs for Delaware Graduates

Written on: April 21st, 2011 in Guest PostsJob Creation

Recently, I hosted Governor Markell when he visited my classroom at Christiana High School where I am a senior. Not long ago, my fellow students probably considered me a bully and I considered myself a “wild child” because a life of drugs and crime actually attracted me. Today, I feel like a totally different person.  […]


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Support Jobs, Gun Safety, Civil Unions and Our Sister State

Written on: April 8th, 2011 in Effective & Efficient GovernmentJob Creation

A store owner who wants to expand and put people to work. A father’s pain from losing a daughter to gun violence and his resolve to protect other families from the same horror. A loving family that wants the same protections other families have for their spouses and children. Three critical fights we need your […]


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Jobs for Delaware Graduates

Written on: April 7th, 2011 in Job Creation

As we work together toward stronger schools, we’re doing everything we can to develop student potential. Today, I’m excited to sit down with a group of students in my Legislative Hall office.  This organization is giving students the confidence they need to take their place in the job market, and that’s clear every time I […]


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Our Sister State in Need: Tragedy in Miyagi

Written on: March 18th, 2011 in Helping Our Neighbors

We have all been watching the devastating events in Japan with heartache and compassion. Our state has long had a close relationship with Miyagi Prefecture, beginning with Governor Castle and evolving into a formal sister-state partnership under Governor Carper in 1997. But the relationships go well beyond our governors to where it really matters: the […]


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Thank You, Governor Peterson

Written on: February 25th, 2011 in Recognizing State Employees

Last week, I was fortunate to have one more opportunity to visit Governor Russ Peterson at home. Even at age 94, he still had stories left to tell. We flipped through Kevin Fleming’s most recent book of Delaware photography. We sat by the window and enjoyed the birds outside, listening as they said farewell to […]


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