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  • Governor’s Weekly Transcript Message: Celebrating the Delaware State FairThis week, for the final time as Governor I had the opportunity to attend our Delaware State Fair which for nearly a century has celebrated our vibrant agriculture community. It’s our state’s largest industry and, anchored by our 2,400 family farms, it generates tens of thousands of jobs and contributes 8 billion dollars to our economy. Our farmers lead the nation in the value of products produced per acre and their impact continues to grow. That success is on full display at the State Fair through thousands of exhibits, demonstrations, student agricultural projects and much more. They show that Delawareans of all ages are developing products, growing crops, and raising poultry and livestock that’s strengthening our food supply and making our lives better. 2016-07-29 13:47:06
  • Governor’s Weekly Message: Celebrating the Delaware State FairWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell celebrates the Delaware State Fair and discusses the important and growing role of agriculture in the First State. 2016-07-29 13:46:47
  • Governor’s Weekly Message: Preparing All of Our Students for Success in College and LifeWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the work done in the state to ensure all of our students have the skills they need to be competitive in an economy that requires more skills than ever before. 2016-07-22 11:46:16
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Preparing All of Our Students for Success in College and LifeAll Delaware students deserve the chance to make the most of their talents in an economy that requires a higher level of skill than ever before. Thanks to the hard work of many educators and administrators, we are getting closer to that goal, from vast improvement in access to high quality early childhood programs, to record high school graduation rates. And after just two years, our Pathways to Prosperity program is giving thousands of students the opportunity to earn college credit and workplace experience in high-demand industries like IT, engineering, and health care. 2016-07-22 11:45:34
  • Governor Signs Legislation to Expand School-based Health CentersAt a signing ceremony today at Conrad Schools of Science near Wilmington, Governor Markell signed House Bill 234 which ensures that school-based health centers are established in every Delaware secondary public school.2016-07-20 16:28:35
  • Markell Signs Mandatory Sentencing Reform into LawGovernor Markell has signed legislation into law that enacts a proposal from his State of the State address to reform Delaware’s habitual offender law, eliminating mandatory life sentences for drug offenders and providing judges with more discretion for sentencing non-violent offenders. Senate Bill 163 was championed by State Senator Karen Peterson and received bi-partisan support when approved recently by the General Assembly.2016-07-20 16:23:39
  • Governor Announces Senior Staff ChangesGovernor Jack Markell today announced that his Chief of Staff, Michael A. Barlow, will leave the administration to return to private law practice, joining the firm of Abrams & Bayliss LLP. The Governor has named Drewry N. Fennell, who has been Deputy Chief of Staff since 2014, as his new Chief of Staff, providing a seamless transition in staffing for the remainder of the Governor's term.2016-07-18 16:33:08
  • Flag Lowering for Victims of Tragedy in Nice, France2016-07-15 14:03:23
  • Governor’s Weekly Message: Honoring the Life and Service of Tim McClanahanWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell honors the life of Tim McClanahan. 2016-07-15 12:00:03
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Honoring the Life and Service of Tim McClanahanThis past week Delaware lost a selfless community hero and courageous first responder when volunteer firefighter Tim McClanahan was killed during a helicopter training exercise. As we grieve with Tim’s family, friends, and colleagues, we also honor and celebrate his contributions to our state – as a dedicated family member, a volunteer firefighter, and an original member of the Air Rescue team with which he was flying at the time of his tragic accident. And we are reminded of the sacrifices that first responders, police officers, and firefighters make across our state every day to keep us safe. 2016-07-15 11:59:21
  • Delaware Flag Lowered to Half Staff for Fallen Fire Fighter Tim McClanahan2016-07-14 13:53:58
  • Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Access to the Ballot Box, Builds on Record of Criminal Justice ReformToday, at the Achievement Center in Wilmington, Governor Markell signed legislation that removes the financial bar to restoring voting rights for people convicted of felonies who have completed their sentence. The legislation, shepherded through the General Assembly by Senator Margaret Rose Henry (D-Wilmington East) and Representative Helene Keeley (D-Wilmington South), will make Delaware one of 40 states that have increased access to the ballot box in recent years and will prevent an individual from being unable to participate in our democracy because of their inability to pay.2016-07-13 15:36:26
  • Governor Announces USA Funds Grant to Reduce Remedial Education NeedWith support of nearly $250,000 from the nonprofit USA Funds, Delaware has launched an innovative effort to ensure more high schoolers graduate ready for college-level English Language Arts (ELA) coursework and not in need of remedial classes that cost money without earning them credits toward a degree.2016-07-12 14:45:02
  • Governor Signs Legislation that Supports Delaware Entrepreneurs, Builds on Record-Setting Job GrowthToday at the coworking space The Mill in downtown Wilmington Governor Markell signed legislation that will give entrepreneurs across Delaware increased opportunities to access capital to grow their businesses. Sponsored by Representative Bryon Short (D-Highland Woods) and Senator Brian Bushweller (D-Dover), HB 327 permits the use of online crowdfunding platforms and allows Delaware residents to be investors in Delaware start-ups and small businesses, expanding the potential pool of investment capital while also giving Delawareans the chance to be early stage investors in these ventures. The measure enjoyed broad bi-partisan support and was passed unanimously in both houses of the General Assembly last month.2016-07-11 17:03:26
  • Building and Sustaining a Stronger, More Prosperous Delaware: Empowering Our VeteransThe video highlights the progress the state has made in ensuring our veterans have the ability to live a fulfilling civilian life that allows them to provide for their families and to enjoy the freedom they so bravely defended. 2016-07-08 15:10:45
  • Governor’s Weekly Message: Ensuring Our Agriculture Industry ThrivesWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the benefits of locally grown products and the positive impact they have on our families, our farmers and our state. 2016-07-08 12:28:43
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Ensuring Our Agriculture Industry ThrivesFrom poultry and livestock, to fruits and vegetables, to soybeans and other crops, Delaware’s agricultural community is as vibrant as ever. 2016-07-08 12:21:15
  • Governor’s Weekly Message: Investing in Delaware’s Future ProsperityWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the work the state has done to increase opportunities for Delawareans. 2016-07-01 12:00:53
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Investing in Delaware’s Future ProsperityIn my State of the State address, I talked about government’s obligation to do more than maintain the status quo. We must expect more to increase Delawareans’ opportunities to make the most of their talents. Our approach in recent years has helped achieve the fastest job growth in the region, while raising the quality of life for all Delawareans. 2016-07-01 12:00:22
  • Governor Signs Balanced Fiscal Year 2017 Budget that invests in Delaware’s Future ProsperityEarly this morning, Governor Jack Markell signed a balanced Fiscal Year 2017 budget funding programs that build on the progress made to increase Delawareans’ opportunities to make the most of their talents. The budget reflects changes realized and reinforced by the Administration and the General Assembly over eight years, helping the state achieve the fastest job growth in the region while raising the quality of life for all Delawareans.2016-07-01 05:42:05



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