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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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A New Kind of Corporation to Harness the Power of Private Enterprise for Public Benefit

Written on: July 22nd, 2013 in Effective & Efficient Government

On July 17, I signed into law a bill enabling the formation of a new type of corporation that is hard wired to compete to be the best in America at being the best for America. These new Delaware public benefit corporations will harness the power of private enterprise to create public benefit. In the […]

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Delaware: The Top State for Business

Written on: July 19th, 2013 in Job Creation

In Delaware, we listen to the priorities of our businesspeople. By working with them on all fronts, from driving down costs to improving our education system, we make the First State a great place to start a new company or expand a growing one. Last month, experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia confirmed […]

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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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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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