GOP Lawmakers React To Carney Budget


“The devil is in the details.” State Senate Minority Whip Brian Pettyjohn, R- Georgetown, summarized the work ahead for lawmakers as the Joint Finance Committee prepares to examine Governor John Carney’s $4.7-billion dollar budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Pettyjohn said he was glad to see that Carney would continue with…

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DEFAC Chair Responds To Senator’s Call For Resignation


Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker, R- Ocean View, Monday called for the resignation of the chair of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council Michael Houghton. Houghton, meanwhile, said he plans to continue helping the state address challenges caused by the pandemic. Hocker, the Senate Minority Leader, said a review of campaign financial disclosures and…

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DEFAC Increases Delaware Revenue Forecasts


Delaware’s revenue forecast continues to improve. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council met for the first time since the FY 2019 budget was approved – and has raised the revenue estimate for this year by $43-million and $34-million for 2020. The new money comes from a combination of higher revenue estimates and legislative changes…

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