Delaware’s FY 2019 Budget Passed in State House – Waits for Governor’s Signature


The end of the Delaware General Assembly session now has the Bond Bill to decide.  On Tuesday the State House approved the FY 2019 budget with a vote of 40 to 0 with one member absent.  The measure now waits for Governor John Carney’s signature.  House Bill 475, the Bond and Capital Improvements Act was introduced in the House yesterday and has been assigned to the Capital Infrastructure Committee.

Governor John Carney on Tuesday issued the following statement on the General Assembly’s passage of the $4.2 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2019:

“Delawareans rightly expect us to pass a balanced budget, to work together to protect taxpayer dollars, and make investments that will move our state forward. We have more work to do, but this budget will accomplish those goals. We are responsibly limiting budget growth, and setting aside surplus revenues, while making investments in our schools, our communities, and our state workplaces that will make our state more competitive over the long run. I want to thank members of the Joint Finance Committee and the entire General Assembly for their work on the budget. I look forward to signing it into law.”

In other legislative action – a measure that has appeared before the General Assembly many times has been passed in the State House.  Sponsored by Milford’s Charlie Postles, House Bill 298 would create a special license plate for honorably discharged veterans of the US military.  It has been assigned to the Transportation Committee in the State Senate.