UPDATED: Gov Carney Signs FY 2020 Budget


UPDATED – 6pm – Approved by the Delaware State Senate hours earlier, Governor John Carney has signed the $4.4-billion FY 2020 operating budget (HB 225).  As of 6:20pm HB 226 – the supplemental spending bill that appropriates an additional $62 million for one-time expenditures, was still waiting to be signed. Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Highlights:…

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Sussex County Council Approves FY 2020 Budget

The Sussex County Council has approved the $185.8-million FY 2020 budget. A public hearing was held during this morning’s Council meeting. A dozen people spoke on the budget – several of them directors of county public libraries who all thanked the council for the increase spending which includes $20,000 each of the county’s independent libraries.…

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Proposed FY 2020 Sussex County Budget Unveiled

The Sussex County Council has been presented with the proposed FY 2020 budget. The nearly $186-million spending plan includes no increase in the property tax or sewer service charges – however there are some fee increases – including in the Register of Wills office and for private road plan review and inspections through the Public…

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Mayor Day Unveils FY 2020 Salisbury Budget

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CLICK HERE FOR THE PROPOSED FY 2020 SALISBURY BUDGET Under cloudy skies, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day presented a sunny forecast for the city’s proposed FY 2020 budget. He told residents gathered at the Newton Tot Lot that the city is alert to the long-term challenges ahead, but it won’t be on the backs of citizens.…

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MD Gov Larry Hogan Announces Proposed FY 2020 Budget

Governor Larry Hogan today announced major items in the administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget, which will be officially submitted on Friday, January 18. The governor’s budget fully funds not only the administration’s priorities, but also all legislative mandated spending programs without raising taxes, cutting services, or raiding dedicated special funds. The budget leaves $1.3 billion…

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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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