Building on ongoing efforts in the state to address the addiction epidemic, Governor Markell was joined by White House officials to announce federal funding to support a new initiative that will partner law enforcement officers and public health officials to address heroin and prescription drug abuse.
Responding to the need for increased addiction treatment and recovery services statewide in the face of an epidemic that claims a life from overdose every other day, Governor Markell joined Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf and other leaders to detail the state’s priorities for the $4.45 million in new resources provided by the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
Emphasizing the opportunity to solve a decades-long problem that has limited educational opportunities for children in the City of Wilmington, Governor Markell signed two bills that pave the way for redrawing school district boundaries to reduce the number of districts in the City and help families better participate in their children’s schools.
Following through on a commitment made in his State of the State address to further reduce the red tape and spur business growth in the First State, Governor Markell signed three regulatory reform bills into law.
Governor Statement on Campaign Finance Decision Affirming Constitutionality of Election Disclosure Law
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion affirming the constitutionality of the Delaware Elections Disclosure Act, which was proposed and signed by Governor Markell in 2012.