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DSHA: Opportunity for First-Time Homebuyers

Written on: April 15th, 2010 in Effective & Efficient GovernmentGuest Posts

  I invited Anas Ben Addi, Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority, to update us on a program that we launched a few weeks ago.   We want to create jobs, foster a healthy housing market and help families.  By making loans available in a tight credit market, we stimulate the economy while facilitating homeownership for Delawareans.  – Jack Markell […]

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Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: April 15th, 2010 in Effective & Efficient Government

Thank you and welcome to the first issue of Delaware Forward! PBF to put Delawareans back to work — Company announces purchase of the Valero Refinery. Delaware was ranked first — and will receive $100m — in the national “Race to the Top” competition to improve our schools. Connect with us through social media and […]

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Reopening the Doors to Good Jobs

Written on: April 14th, 2010 in Job Creation

These have not been easy economic times for our state or our nation. From December of  2008 to November of 2009, we in Delaware were hit particularly hard by three events. Our state’s Chrysler plant closed that December and our General Motors plant closed a few months later. And last November, we were told that […]

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Thank You and Farewell to Tom Eldred

Written on: April 7th, 2010 in Recognizing State Employees

Delaware lost an important voice, an outstanding journalist and an incredible person recently in Tom Eldred’s passing.  Journalism is not an easy job, but it is one that Tom loved. He recognized how important his work was to our state and how important an active press is to our democracy. He chose his career in […]

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Continuing our Race to the Top

Written on: March 30th, 2010 in Education

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter. I would like to bring you up to date on some of the things the state is doing and how we are trying to make your family and work life in Delaware a little bit better. Our focus is on creating more and better jobs and […]

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