Surrounded by lawmakers early this morning, Governor Jack Markell signed a balanced Fiscal Year 2015 budget to cap a legislative session focused on increasing economic opportunity for all Delawareans.
The House today passed legislation to help ex-offenders reintegrate into society by eliminating the arbitrary loss of a driver’s license for crimes that have nothing to do with automobiles.
Building on efforts to address employment obstacles for ex-offenders, the Senate today passed legislation to allow the Department of Correction to hire qualified ex-offenders into a short-term job training program and give those who have paid their debt to society a better opportunity to reintegrate into our communities.
Following a 35 – 4 vote in the House, Governor Markell signed Senate Bill 241 into law today setting up the Division of Forensic Science to take over the operations previously conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
In his weekly message, Governor Markell encourages Delawareans to be prepared for extreme weather events and highlights ongoing efforts to mitigate the damage caused by natural disasters.
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