Governor Carney Signs Legislation Creating Diamond State Hospital Review Board Aimed at Tackling Rising Health Care Costs

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Governor John Carney today signed House Substitute 2 for House Bill 350, creating the Diamond State Hospital Review Board. Governor Carney says rising health care costs are having a significant impact on Delaware families and state taxpayers. He says the bill will help lower the growth of health care costs in Delaware, while making sure…

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Flags to Half-Staff Wednesday for Peace Officers Memorial Day

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President Biden has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors the brave law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Governor Carney and Governor Moore have ordered the Delaware and Maryland flags to also be flown at half-staff…

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Governor Carney to Present Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2025

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Governor John Carney will present his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2025 at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 25th, at the Delaware Public Archives building in Dover. The event will be livestreamed on de.gov/budget and on the Governor’s YouTube channel. Also, to follow up on last week’s postponement, Governor Carney now will deliver his 2024 State of the State Address from the House…

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Governor Carney Expands Opportunities for Careers in State Government 

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Prospective employees will find an easier path into the state workforce thanks to expanded opportunities announced by Governor John Carney. The State of Delaware has implemented changes to mandatory bachelor’s degree requirements, among other criteria, for several state job positions. The Delaware Department of Human Resources (DHR) recently removed the bachelor’s degree requirement for critical positions within the Department of…

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Governor Carney Orders Lowering of Flags for International Overdose Awareness Day

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Governor John Carney has ordered the Delaware flag to be lowered to half-staff at all state facilities tomorrow, from sunrise to sunset, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, as declared by Senate Joint Resolution 2. Local governments, businesses, and Delawareans are encouraged to do the same to promote awareness of overdose prevention strategies and…

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Governor Carney Signs Multiple Pieces of Legislation

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Governor John Carney yesterday signed multiple pieces of legislation including Senate Bill 165, (regarding pharmacy practice) Senate Bill 189, (related to Uniform Controlled Substances Act and drug testing strips), and Senate Bill 129, (related to animal shelter standards and treatment of animals in shelters) as well as both Senate Bill 92 and Senate Bill 93 (pertaining to the Delaware Public…

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Delaware Child Safety Seat Legislation Passes House

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Delaware legislation pertaining to child safety seats that was introduced on April 19th has passed the State House. Senate Bill 68 revises the safety seat requirements which currently requires an “appropriate” car seat or booster. This Act removes the existing fine for the first offense and requests law enforcement to provide a referral to the…

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Delaware’s Public Health Emergency Order to be Lifted This Evening

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Governor John Carney is ending the State of Delaware Public Health Emergency order as of 6:00 p.m. this evening (May 11th). The Governor’s Statement: “Today we are ending the public health emergency here in Delaware. This is consistent with the ending of the federal public health emergency, and with Delaware’s continued progress in moving beyond COVID-19. Thank…

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VIDEO: Governor Carney Presents FY24 Recommended Budget

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Governor John Carney today presented his recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2024, which includes investing in the state workforce and healthcare… Regarding what they call historic pay increases, in most cases previous increases for state employees landed in the 1 to 2% range. This year, the recommendation is a 3 % pay increase for all…

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Gov Carney Extends Public Health Emergency for 30 Days

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Governor Carney on Thursday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. Under Delaware law, Public Health Emergency declarations must be renewed every 30 days. Visit Governor Carney’s website to view the Public Health Emergency extension.

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UPDATED: No Migrants Flying to Sussex County!

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UPDATED – While no plane carrying migrants landed at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, Delaware was ready with a response. Dozens of media, ministry and others spent the afternoon in the parking lot at the terminal area – waiting. ==================== Could a plane full of migrants from Texas be headed to Sussex County. That’s…

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DE Public Health Emergency Order Extended Another 30 Days

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Governor Carney on Friday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days. This allows the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. Under Delaware law, Public Health Emergency declarations must be renewed every 30 days. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

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UPDATED: Battle of the Crab Cakes – Round 2

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UPDATED – 9/4/22 – The Delaware Blue Hens bested the Midshipmen of Navy Saturday – 14 to 7 – giving Delaware Governor John Carney the win in Round 2 of the Battle of the Crab Cakes. He will travel to Maryland for what Governor Hogan says will be the best crab cakes Governor Carney has…

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IR School Board “No Confidence” in Gov Carney’s Mask Mandate

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The Indian River School Board listened to dozens of parents on both sides of the mask issue during Monday night’s school board meeting then the Board voted 9 to 1 on a motion by Dr. Donald Hattier on a vote of “no confidence” regarding the Governor’s mask mandate and the Division of Public Health. The…

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Gov Carney Updates Coronavirus Emergency Order for Youth & Amateur Sports

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Governor John Carney on Thursday signed the ninth revision to his COVID-19 emergency order, updating public health requirements for youth and amateur sports.  Under the ninth revision to the COVID-19 order:  Athletes participating in high-risk sports must wear a face covering at all times. High-risk sports include ice hockey, basketball, tackle football, boys’/men’s lacrosse, wrestling, boxing, rugby,…

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Governor Carney Discusses Schools, Testing for Businesses and the NJ Quarantine List

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During this week’s coronavirus update, Governor John Carney spoke briefly on the upcoming school reopening and what might be forthcoming. There are three scenarios regarding community spread that will guide them. Minimal spread – would allow school buildings to open for in-person instruction. Minimal to moderate spread – schools might use a hybrid model of…

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Gov Carney Discusses the Coronavirus Numbers, School and Enforcement

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After extending the State of Emergency for another month, Governor John Carney discussed the coronavirus pandemic during his Tuesday update.  The recent uptick in positive cases at the beach areas has shown in an increase in numbers in the 18 to 35 group – which now nearly equals the 35 to 50 age group.  Delaware…

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Gov Carney Issues Guidance on Summer Camps & Summer School

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Governor John Carney on Friday issued guidance for summer camps and summer school as Delaware continues a rolling reopening of the economy. Recreational camps must develop a written plan for enforcing social distancing, frequent hand-washing, and other basic public health precautions.  Those plans should be available upon request by the Delaware Division of Public Health…

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Senator Richardson slams Carney over handling of coronavirus pandemic, announces run for Governor

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Delaware State Senator Bryant Richardson has announced that he is running against Governor John Carney, who he slammed for his handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Richardson first made the announcement that he was running for the Republican nomination at a religious freedom rally over the weekend where dozens turned out to protest Governor…

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Governor Carney issues stricter guidelines for nursing homes, long-term care facilities to combat spread of coronavirus

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Governor John Carney on Wednesday issued the eleventh modification to his State of Emergency declaration, requiring stricter guidelines to prevent further coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities. Governor Carney’s updated emergency order requires nursing facilities to immediately ensure they are in full compliance with the Public Health Authority guidance related to COVID-19.…

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