In an effort to right a historic injustice, Governor Jack Markell issued a pardon for Samuel D. Burris, a free black man from Delaware, who, on Nov. 2, 1847, was convicted of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.
Recognizing the ever-increasing need to strengthen online safety and security in a society that relies heavily on the internet, Governor Markell signed Executive Order 55, establishing the Delaware Cyber Security Advisory Council.
In New Castle, Governor Markell joined other officials and partners for a meeting of the state working group on the Delaware Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness where they announced several new efforts in the statewide effort to end veteran homelessness.
Building on his initiative to make Delaware a more walkable and bikeable state, Governor Markell announced an Executive Order to increase safety, accessibility, and connectedness of pedestrian paths throughout the state.
With moderate to major coastal flooding expected at high tides, along with high wind warnings along the coast, Governor Jack Markell has issued a Limited State of Emergency for Sussex County.
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