Delaware Honors Top High School Seniors as 2024 Secretary of Education Scholars

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Secretary of Education Mark Holodick has recognized 93 public school students from the Class of 2024 as Secretary of Education Scholars. Governor John Carney and other state leaders joined Holodick last night to celebrate the students during a dinner in Dover. The state has named Secretary of Education Scholars every year since 1984. The number of scholars from each school is based…

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UPDATE: DE Senate’s Vote to Confirm Governor Carney’s State Housing Authority Nomination 

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Updated 3/13/24: Governor John Carney today issued the following statement on the State Senate’s vote to confirm his nomination of Cynthia Karnai to serve as Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA). Here is his statement: “Thank you to the members of the Delaware Senate for their votes confirming Cynthia Karnai as Director of the…

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Terra Taylor Sworn In as Commissioner of DOC

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Terra Taylor Friday took the oath of office to become the 11th Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction. Governor John Carney appointed Taylor as Acting Commissioner in July and the nominated her as Commissioner in January – she was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate on January 24th. Taylor has been in the DOC…

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Governor Carney Presents Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Presentation

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Governor John Carney today presented his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2025. He went over the highlights… The budget continues investments in other key areas as well–including investing in public schools, supporting families and the workforce, and protecting our environment. The governor also presented a broad overview which includes the 6-billion-dollar General Fund Operating Budget, $66.5 M for…

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Governor Carney Nominates Terra Taylor as DOC Commissioner

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Governor John Carney has announced that he intends to nominate Terra Taylor to serve as Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC). Taylor’s nomination must be approved by the Delaware State Senate. Governor Carney says Terra’s years of experience within the Department of Correction— starting from her time as a Probation Officer to Chief of Community Corrections to Deputy Commissioner to Acting Commissioner—make…

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Delaware to Negotiate with US Wind Over Benefits for State

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On Tuesday, Governor John Carney announced the start of formal negotiations between Delaware and US Wind in connection with two offshore wind projects – MarWin and Momentum Wind. This includes an outline of potential agreements for a lease of state land, for energy credits to reduce electricity costs and for funding for workforce and environmental…

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Woodburn Illuminated

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Governor John Carney and First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney will join Biggs Museum of American Art and First State Heritage Park to host Woodburn Illuminated tonight. This is a free holiday event that will include candle illuminations, a tree lighting ceremony, student choirs and jazz ensembles, tours of historic Woodburn, and more. Woodburn Illuminated will…

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Nearly 6000 DE Homes, Businesses & Organizations Connected to High-speed Broadband – More Coming

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Governor John Carney, state leaders and representatives from Comcast, Verizon, Mediacom and the Communication Workers of America are celebrating the progress Delaware has made in expanding broadband – and to look at what comes next. Nearly 6000 Delaware homes, businesses and organizations – mainly in rural areas of the state – have been connected to…

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UPDATED: Gov Carney Calls Extraordinary Session of DE State Senate; Nominations Confirmed

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UPDATED – 09/08/23 – Governor John Carney on Friday issued the following statement on the State Senate’s votes to confirm the Governor’s nominations of Kathleen Miller to serve as a Judge of the Superior Court, The Honorable William L. Chapman, Jr. and Michael Houghton to serve on the Marijuana Appeals Commission, Dr. Melissa Harrington to serve…

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Gov Carney Signs Gun Safety Legislation

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Governor John Carney signed several pieces of gun safety legislation on Friday in Dover. The measures will limit the possession of firearms in vulnerable areas like polling places and schools. House Bill 201 enables a police officer to act immediately when the officer sees or suspects that a person possesses a firearm in a Safe…

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Governor Carney Signs Legislation Aimed at Improving Mental Health Resources for Delawareans

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Governor John Carney has given final approval to three bills, the purpose of which is to increase mental health resources for students and improve access to behavioral health care. The governor this morning signed into law House Bill 3, House Bill 4, and House Substitute 2 for House Bill 160. Governor Carney says this package of legislation strengthens the…

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Governor Carney Signs Multiple Pieces of Environmental Legislation

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Governor John Carney has signed multiple pieces of legislation pertaining to the issue of climate change in Delaware. He spoke at a news conference yesterday regarding the efforts to combat climate change… House Bill 99 lays out targets to reduce net emissions by 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Other bills Governor Carney signed…

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Governor Carney & Lt. Governor Hall-Long Announce $107-Million in Federal Funding for Broadband

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Governor Carney’s goal of every Delaware home and business connecting to high-speed internet is another step close to reality after the First State received $107-million in federal funding trough the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment or BEAD supports partnerships between states or territories, communities and stakeholders to build infrastructure where needed and…

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at New Harrington Public Library

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Governor John Carney and elected officials were at the site of the new Harrington Public Library today for a groundbreaking ceremony. The $11.9M project is funded through a combination of state bond bill funds and federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Currently, the Harrington Public Library is the only public library in the state…

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Gov Carney to Visit DE Tourist Destinations in Each County on Wednesday

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Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, Governor John Carney will Wednesday join the Delaware Tourism Office to visit destinations in all three counties. In Sussex County he’s ll stop at Lavender Fields in Milton around 9:30am and Fifer Orchards Farm Store in Camden-Wyoming around 11:30am. The Governor will stop for a round of mini golf…

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