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Governor Vetoes Opt-Out Bill, Signs Legislation to Reduce Testing for All Students

Date Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Governor Markell announced that he has vetoed House Bill 50, which would allow for any student to be opted-out of any state or district assessment, while he signed Senate Joint Resolution 2, which aims to eliminate unnecessary, ineffective, or redundant tests required by the state, districts, and individual schools.




Governor Markell Spotlights Delaware Criminal Justice Reforms in D.C.

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Telling lawmakers the country must address the inequities, inefficiencies, and unproductive policies of our criminal justice system, Governor Markell testified before a House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on criminal justice reform.




Congressman Carney Announces Legislation to Expand Affordable Housing Options

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
Categories:  DSHA

This morning, Congressman John Carney (D-DE) visited Liberty Court Apartments in Dover to announce new legislation to improve affordable housing options. The Housing Assistance Reform Act would increase housing options for low-income Americans and help housing authorities raise capital for affordable housing projects. The legislation would expand access to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Moving to Work program from 39 local housing authorities to 60, and eliminate the current unit cap for the Rental Assistance Demonstration program, allowing any eligible housing authority to participate.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Achieving Delaware Promise

Date Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Office of Governor Markell Sussex County Weekly Message

(Dover, DE) – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights ongoing efforts and initiatives for Delawareans to receive the skills they need to succeed in a global economy. “We’re also making strides toward giving Delawareans who are struggling the most a better path toward reaching their potential. Our budget improves and expands services available to […]




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Achieving Delaware Promise

Date Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Categories:  Transcripts

In my State of the State address in January, I talked about the Delaware Promise. It boils down to this: we strive to ensure every Delawarean receives the education and training to reach their potential and compete successfully in our changing economy. The budget I signed this past week and the initiatives established this year […]





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