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  Archives:  June 2021

Governor Carney Signs Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Largest infrastructure plan in Delaware history will invest in roads, schools, clean water, broadband DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed a $4.7 billion Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget for the State of Delaware, a sustainable financial plan that makes historic investments in Delaware public schools and sets aside $286 million in new savings to […]




Governor Carney Signs Legislation to Expand and Make Permanent Opportunity Funding in Schools 

Department of Education | Education | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Senate Bill 56 expands and makes permanent supports for low-income students and English learners WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed legislation to increase classroom-based support for low-income students and English learners in Delaware public schools. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Senator Laura Sturgeon, expands and makes permanent Delaware’s Opportunity Funding program. The weighted funding […]




Scientists Investigate Mysterious Songbird Deaths in Delaware, Several Other States and D.C. Area

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

State and federal wildlife experts and wildlife rehabilitators are investigating reports in at least six mid-Atlantic and central states, including Delaware, of sick and dying songbirds stricken by an unknown disorder characterized by swollen eyes with crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs such as erratic flight and stumbling.




20 Delaware Teachers Named Local Teachers of the Year

Department of Education | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Twenty Delaware teachers have been nominated to be named Delaware’s 2022 State Teacher of the Year. Selected from among the almost 10,000 public school teachers in the state, the candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter School Network because of their ability to inspire students with a love of learning, demonstration of professional traits and devotion to teaching. 




Auditor McGuiness: Time to Reform Pharmacy Benefit Manager’s Oversight of State Employees’ Prescription Drug Plan

Auditor of Accounts | News | State Auditor Kathy McGuiness | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

DOVER, DEL. – State Auditor Kathy McGuiness today released the following statement regarding proposed regulations for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs): “This month, I released a report titled ‘Lack of Transparency & Accountability in Drug Pricing Could be Costing Taxpayers Millions’ that listed the ways poor contracting with Express Scripts Inc. (ESI) cost Delawareans over three […]






  Archives:  June 2021

Governor Carney Signs Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Largest infrastructure plan in Delaware history will invest in roads, schools, clean water, broadband DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed a $4.7 billion Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget for the State of Delaware, a sustainable financial plan that makes historic investments in Delaware public schools and sets aside $286 million in new savings to […]




Governor Carney Signs Legislation to Expand and Make Permanent Opportunity Funding in Schools 

Department of Education | Education | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Senate Bill 56 expands and makes permanent supports for low-income students and English learners WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed legislation to increase classroom-based support for low-income students and English learners in Delaware public schools. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Senator Laura Sturgeon, expands and makes permanent Delaware’s Opportunity Funding program. The weighted funding […]




Scientists Investigate Mysterious Songbird Deaths in Delaware, Several Other States and D.C. Area

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

State and federal wildlife experts and wildlife rehabilitators are investigating reports in at least six mid-Atlantic and central states, including Delaware, of sick and dying songbirds stricken by an unknown disorder characterized by swollen eyes with crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs such as erratic flight and stumbling.




20 Delaware Teachers Named Local Teachers of the Year

Department of Education | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Twenty Delaware teachers have been nominated to be named Delaware’s 2022 State Teacher of the Year. Selected from among the almost 10,000 public school teachers in the state, the candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter School Network because of their ability to inspire students with a love of learning, demonstration of professional traits and devotion to teaching. 




Auditor McGuiness: Time to Reform Pharmacy Benefit Manager’s Oversight of State Employees’ Prescription Drug Plan

Auditor of Accounts | News | State Auditor Kathy McGuiness | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

DOVER, DEL. – State Auditor Kathy McGuiness today released the following statement regarding proposed regulations for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs): “This month, I released a report titled ‘Lack of Transparency & Accountability in Drug Pricing Could be Costing Taxpayers Millions’ that listed the ways poor contracting with Express Scripts Inc. (ESI) cost Delawareans over three […]