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Delaware: State of the State & Our Budget

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

Fiscal Year 2012 Budget 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 […]


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2011 State of the State: A Delaware Far Stronger than the Challenges We Face

Written on: January 20th, 2011 in AgricultureEducationEffective & Efficient GovernmentHelping Our NeighborsJob CreationMajor Speeches

Lt. Governor Denn, President Pro Tem DeLuca, Speaker Gilligan, members of the 146th General Assembly, statewide elected officials, members of the Judiciary, members of the Cabinet, State employees, Carla, family and the people of Delaware: This is the third time I have had the opportunity to come before you to report on the State of […]


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Delaware is positioned to lead in energy

Written on: December 22nd, 2010 in Guest PostsJob Creation

Guest post by Secretary Collin O’Mara, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, originally published in The News Journal Imagine if our nation missed the greatest economic opportunity of this century. While the Congressional climate and energy debate has devolved into gridlock, nations around the globe are positioning themselves to dominate the $6 trillion energy […]


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Holiday Wishes for Jobs & Education

Written on: December 21st, 2010 in EducationJob Creation

Marrying Innovation & Manufacturing Our state has a long history as a cradle of innovation. A place where ideas can become products, products become new companies and companies help shape new industries. We are working to make sure that this history isn’t just remembered – we’ve been putting policies in place and working together with […]


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Involving Parents in Education

Written on: December 16th, 2010 in Education

This week, we held final 2010 Conversations About Stronger Schools meeting with parents, teachers, and other community leaders. I was really impressed by how engaged many of the parents have been – bringing challenging and thought-provoking questions. There’s one question that has come up many times – through Twitter, through Facebook, and through our town […]


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