• Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Empowering Everybody to Prepare for Natural Disasters and Other EmergenciesSevere weather, natural disasters, and public health emergencies can threaten the safety of our people, homes, and communities. As Governor, I’ve observed how fortunate we are to have so many exceptional public servants hard at work keeping us safe during rain, wind, and snow events, as well as other emergencies. They’re law enforcement and other first responders, emergency management staff, transportation workers, public health workers, and other social service providers across Delaware, who are well-prepared to serve us during times of need. 2016-09-23 13:27:27
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Opening Pathways to Success by Expanding Opportunities for All to Earn a High School DiplomaIn our rapidly changing economy, there has never been a better time to enter the workforce with the right skills, but there’s never been a more challenging time to be without the key skills or the right education. Ensuring Delawareans have access to good jobs starts with giving them the best chance to earn a high school diploma. It provides entry into today’s job market and opens pathways to additional education and training, and it’s why we should be proud that, with the hard work of teachers focused on identifying and helping students who fall behind, Delaware has set new graduation records and recently recorded the fastest growing graduation rate in the country. 2016-09-16 12:45:39
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Saving Lives by Reducing Distracted DrivingModern technology is amazing and there’s almost no limit to what people can do with their phones these days, but when phone use is combined with driving, the results can be deadly. Far too many drivers use handheld electronic devices behind the wheel, and that creates distractions that not only threaten their own lives, but also those in other vehicles and the pedestrians and bicyclists who share our roadways. 2016-09-09 13:04:01
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Investing in Educational Programs and Instruction that Meet the Needs of Today’s World2016-09-02 12:01:12
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Improving Transportation Safety and Efficiency while Creating JobsDuring this year’s highway construction season, the Delaware Department of Transportation is making major strides to improve your ride. We are investing in projects that will enhance safety, reduce congestion and accommodate growing traffic on our roadways.2016-08-26 13:14:38
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Conserving Natural Resources to Build Our EconomyAttention to our natural resources isn’t just about environmental protection – we must recognize and take advantage of how they contribute to our economy and the quality of life. Delaware’s beaches, waterways, campgrounds, trails, award-winning state parks and wildlife areas form the backbone of Delaware’s conservation economy. That’s especially evident this time of the year as residents and visitors enjoy Delaware’s great outdoors by kayaking, camping, fishing, bicycling, and playing in the surf and sand. 2016-08-19 12:18:17
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Creating Opportunities for Delaware Employers to Export and Create JobsDelaware entrepreneurs have always been at the forefront of innovation and quality. They create products and services that people need and improve the quality of life for consumers across the country and beyond. Today, the ability to tap into the global marketplace is a key driver of business and employment growth. Exports now support more than 10 million American jobs, and to thrive, Delaware employers must have access to these expanding markets. 2016-08-12 12:37:15
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Honoring Delaware’s OlympiansGovernor Markell honors Delaware’s athletes competing in Rio. “Over the next few weeks the world’s attention will turn to Brazil as 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games,” Governor Markell said. “They are an inspiration to me, and a great example to our young people – whatever their dreams are. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.” 2016-08-05 11:50:15
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: 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.2016-07-29 13:47:06
  • 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’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
  • 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 Transcript: Expanding Access to High-Quality Early Learning ProgramsThe first few years of a child’s life are crucial to his or her success. That’s why one of our top goals has been giving all Delaware families access to high-quality early learning programs and why I made early childhood funding one of my top budget priorities this year. It supports social and emotional development, helps even the playing field for children across socio-economic levels, and puts all kids on the path to meeting their full potential. The efforts of state leaders, advocates, and, most importantly, teachers and other staff are paying off. 2016-06-24 12:01:02
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Ensuring the Rights and Safety of All Delawareans and AmericansLast Sunday, Delawareans and Americans across the country awoke to the horrifying and tragic news of the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history – a crime that the President appropriately called “an act of terror and an act of hate.” Victims were largely from the LGBT community. To Delaware’s LGBT community, we stand with you. To Camp Rehoboth and Haven at University of Delaware, thank you for standing strong and providing comfort. 2016-06-17 12:59:44
  • Weekly Message Transcript: Making the Most of the Talents of All PeopleOur state is at its best when we make the most of the talents of all of our people. Every member of our community deserves a chance to be productive, to be told they and their work matter, and to contribute to the greater good by putting their time and talent to use. 2016-06-10 12:01:11



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