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Informing Voters and Increasing Government Transparency

Written on: August 21st, 2012 in Effective & Efficient Government

We recently made significant improvements to the campaign finance and lobbying laws in Delaware by signing three bills that increase transparency and provide greater and more timely information to the voters and residents of our state.  Here’s what they do: House Bill 300 – The Delaware Elections Disclosure Act – is the most significant reform […]

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Hiring Veterans Makes Business Sense

Written on: August 8th, 2012 in Job Creation

Over the years, I’ve had the chance to meet thousands of Delawareans serving in all the armed forces and fighting for us. One of my proudest moments as Commander in Chief of the Delaware National Guard came just last year, when I had the opportunity to go to overseas and visit Delaware Guard members in […]

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Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: August 3rd, 2012 in Effective & Efficient Government

I am now serving as chair of the National Governors Association having been named by my colleagues at our summer meeting in July. Since getting Delawareans back to work has been job number one, it should come as no surprise that employment is at the heart of my initiative. A Better Bottom Line: Employing People […]

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Exploring All the Fair Has to Offer

Written on: July 24th, 2012 in Agriculture

The Delaware State Fair is about so many things – seeing old friends and making new ones, seeing the best work of our state’s young people, eating good food, listening to great music, and watching our children’s faces as they soar into the air on a carnival ride. The fair, marking its 93rd year, is […]

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Advancing Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Written on: July 20th, 2012 in Job Creation

About nine years ago, I visited what was then MBNA, now Bank of America, at a facility in Newark. There, the company employed about 300 people with disabilities who were responsible for a variety of tasks including making promotional materials. I met a young man, about 25 years old, who was making t-shirts. I asked […]

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