Governor Carney Continues Town Halls with Legislators on State Budget

Updated schedule and information available at

DOVER, Del. – Governor Carney will continue to talk to Delawareans about his state budget proposal, with a town hall event scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at Delmar Fire Hall on Wednesday night, hosted by Senator Bryant Richardson and Representative Tim Dukes.

Since January, Governor Carney has held more than a dozen Budget Reset Community Conversations, hosted by more than two dozen members of the General Assembly at coffee shops, restaurants and in town hall settings.

The updated schedule of budget events is available below.

“These are important conversations, with Delawareans and members of the General Assembly, about building a long-term, sustainable plan to address the financial challenges we face as a state,” said Governor John Carney. “Thank you to all of the legislators who are hosting these events, including Senator Richardson and Representative Dukes, and to all Delawareans for all your feedback on this important issue.”

Governor Carney presented a long-term financial plan in March to address a nearly $400 million budget shortfall, and will work with legislators through June 30 on a balanced budget solution.

For additional details:

Budget Reset Schedule and Overview
Budget Reset Presentation
Governor Carney’s Budget Proposal
Summary of Governor Carney’s Proposal

Upcoming schedule:

7:30 p.m. – May 10 – Delmar Fire Hall, Delmar, hosted by Senator Bryant Richardson and Representative Tim Dukes
7:00 p.m. – May 22 – Elsmere Fire Hall, Elsmere, hosted by Representative Larry Mitchell and Senator Anthony Delcollo
6:30 p.m. – May 24 – Delaware State Police: Troop 2, Newark, hosted by Senators Nicole Poore and Stephanie Hansen and Representative Earl Jaques
7:00 p.m. – May 31 – Sussex Central High School, Georgetown, hosted by Senators Brian Pettyjohn and Gerald Hocker, and Representatives Ruth Briggs-King, Richard Collins, and Ronald Gray
7:00 p.m. – June 12 – Talley Middle School, North Wilmington, hosted by Senator Cathy Cloutier and Representative Sean Matthews