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Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: June 8th, 2010 in Effective & Efficient Government

A Done Deal: Delaware City Refinery Last week, we brought both energy and opportunity back to the shuttered facility formerly owned by Valero, turning it over to its new owners, the Delaware City Refining Company (a subsidiary of PBF Energy Partners). PBF announced plans to invest $130 million and employ hundreds of workers to refurbish […]


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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Local Farmers

Written on: June 8th, 2010 in Agriculture

May was a great month for healthy living in Delaware: I signed Executive Order Nineteen, creating the Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, which will conduct an assessment, develop an overarching statewide strategy on promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing related diseases, and establish measurable outcomes.  We also had Strawberry Week to highlight the contributions […]


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New Law Makes Strangulation a Crime

Written on: May 18th, 2010 in Effective & Efficient GovernmentGuest Posts

Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins (7th Senatorial District) has been a strong leader against domestic violence.  I invited her to write a guest post to help raise awareness about a serious issue and highlight the excellent initiative shown by two of our State Troopers.  ***** Strangulation is a dangerous crime that can be hard to spot […]


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Ann Visalli: Celebrating “Public Service Recognition Week” All Year Long

Written on: May 10th, 2010 in Guest PostsRecognizing State Employees

On a daily basis, our lives are touched by the actions of committed public servants, and I am so proud of the quality of service Delaware state employees provide to those in our care or in need of our assistance. To all state employees: whether you protect our communities, care for our vulnerable populations, maintain […]


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Two Ways to Save a Lot of Money

Written on: May 10th, 2010 in Effective & Efficient Government

Delaware government must become more cost effective and, day by day, it is. Two recent efforts will save the state $23.455 million dollars and demonstrate how demanding fiscal responsibility creates real savings. Buying Cheaper, Cleaner Power The first transaction will save Delawareans $13.165 million over three years, while also increasing the proportion of clean power we use. The state […]


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