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America’s Latest Financial Crisis? It’s Incredibly Personal

Written on: September 20th, 2013 in Helping Our Neighbors

We have not done nearly enough to give Americans control over their financial destinies. It’s time to start educating Americans about personal finance. Many of today’s economic proposals from cities, states, and the White House focus on growing the middle class, and for good reason. But we are not paying enough attention to one of […]

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We must invest in early education

Written on: September 10th, 2013 in Education

Delaware is one of many states investing in strengthening its education system by, among other things, implementing the Common Core standards. But the impact of all K-12 education policies will be limited unless students are prepared to learn on day one. Despite positive rhetoric from leaders across the political spectrum, we are still not investing […]

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A Better Bottom Line: Employing Individuals With Disabilities

Written on: August 15th, 2013 in Job Creation

Ten years ago, I met a 25 year old employee of Bank of America in Delaware. He had Down Syndrome and was enthusiastically making t-shirts on a silk screen press. He told me how thrilled he was to be working. I asked him what he had done before getting that job. He told me he […]

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How Delaware Ditched or Reformed 140 Regulations

Written on: July 30th, 2013 in Effective & Efficient Government

At a time when partisan talking points too often drown out genuine attempts to improve government, Delaware’s Democrats and Republicans have found common ground on an issue central to putting people back to work: getting rid of bad regulations. Thoughtful, effective regulations help ensure that we live in safe communities and give businesses a fair […]

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Volunteers build a better Delaware

Written on: July 29th, 2013 in Helping Our Neighbors

Guest post by the First Lady of Delaware, Carla Markell. Four years ago, Wilmington’s H. Fletcher Brown Boys and Girls Club nearly closed its doors, ending the phenomenal services they provide children at critical times in their development. When my husband, Jack, his staff and I signed up to paint the building as a community […]

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