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Fairness for All: It’s Time to Pass Gender Identity Nondiscrimination

Written on: June 12th, 2013 in Effective & Efficient Government

Kindness, decency, and fairness are the values that Delawareans live by on a daily basis. They are the values I have encountered in towns and cities throughout Delaware. We look out for one another in this state of neighbors. Yet, for years, we have left one group of our friends, relatives, and colleagues behind. And […]

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Employing People with Disabilities: Good for Business’ and Delaware’s Bottom Line

Written on: May 31st, 2013 in Job Creation

As Chair of the National Governors Association, I’ve had a unique opportunity to tell the story of Delaware’s successes to leaders across the country and demonstrate ways in which our state has set examples for others to follow on issues such as education reform and health care innovation. I’m particularly proud that the First State […]

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It’s Time to Improve the Odds for Young People in Foster Care

Written on: May 10th, 2013 in Helping Our Neighbors

As a parent of a 17 and 20 year old, I understand the balancing act of parenting teens. We still operate under those protective instincts we had when our children were small, yet the job of parenting adolescents brings a whole new set of challenges. For example, we know it’s good to give them the […]

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Everyone Wins: A Strategic Plan for Investing in Early Childhood in Delaware

Written on: April 22nd, 2013 in Education

Guest post by Jennifer Ranji, Secretary for the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families The most important investments we make as a society are those that help our children get off to a strong start in life.  That’s why we’ve stepped up our focus in this area, leveraging state and federal investments […]

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Writing the Next Chapter in History

Written on: April 2nd, 2013 in Effective & Efficient Government

It has been remarkable to be engaged in the fast-moving transformation of public opinion on the issue of marriage equality – momentum that can be attributed, in large part, to our children. Much as the civil rights and women’s liberation movements served as a call-to-action for young adults of the 60s and 70s, debating issues […]

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