Gov. Carney Signs Del. FY ’23 Operating Budget

Governor John Carney signed the Delaware FY '23 operating budget Tuesday (photo courtesy of the Office of Gov. John Carney)
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The Delaware Fiscal Year 2023 operation budget is in place for the new fiscal year that begins Friday. Governor John Carney signed the budget into law Tuesday. According to the Governor, the spending plan is sustainable and makes investments into public schools and education programming, contains pay increases for state employees and public school transportation…

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Del. School Bus Drivers May Get More Pay

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Delaware school bus drivers and related school transportation programs will likely get a boost.The Delaware General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee has voted to allocate $11.7-million to fund an increased minimum hourly rate for bus drivers. A few million more dollars would go toward administrative expenses and increasing the basic maintenance allowance.The recommendations came from the…

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Del. Budget-Writers Restore $500 Senior Tax Credit

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Delaware’s senior tax credit will be restored to $500 for the first time in five years, after it was reduced by $100 to help the state address a budget shortfall.The General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee has voted to restore the $500 senior tax credit. Under the program, homeowners age 65 or over are eligible for…

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Raises Approved For Del. State Employees, Retirees

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Members of the Delaware General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee have approved pay increases for state workers and retirees.State employees on the lower end of the pay scale could receive raises of up to 9%. Raises are at least 2.3%. Education employees would receive a 2% increase.Also, state pensioners would receive an increase of 2-to-3%, depending…

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Update: FY ’22 Budget Approved, Sent To Gov. Carney

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Update as of Thursday, June 24th: The Delaware Fiscal Year 2022 budget is on its way to Governor John Carney for his signature. The Senate Thursday approved an operating budget of 4.77-billion dollars, one day after House approval. Also, the Senate passed a 221-million dollar supplemental measure with one-time expenditures. “This year’s budget process highlights…

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Watch / Listen : Del. Joint Finance Committee Budget Hearings

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The Delaware General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee is in the second week of hearings on Governor John Carney’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget proposal. Carney presented the spending plan almost two weeks ago. The JFC spends several weeks conducting hearings during which department heads and officers make presentations and answer questions. To watch JFC hearings live,…

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VIDEO : Carney Proposes $4.7-B FY ’22 Budget

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Governor John Carney Thursday proposed a Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget of just over $4.7-billion, with a record-setting capital budget of $894-million and containing grants-in-aid of $55-million. Despite the challenges of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, Carney said the spending plan continues investments into rebuilding the economy, investing in schools and strengthening communities. Economic development,…

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Delaware State Rep. demands answers from UD over low in-state student enrollment

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Delaware State Representative Ruth Briggs-King is demanding answers from the University of Delaware (UD) over the low number of in-state enrollment after the institution’s President said they need “better-qualified students” during a Joint Finance Committee meeting. University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis made the controversial remarks during a Joint Finance Committee hearing earlier this month…

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Delawareans Now Can Comment on the State’s Budget Process

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Delawareans who wish to comment on the work of the state’s legislative budget-writers now have a chance to do so.  A new email address has been established for you to bring your observations and concerns to the attention of the Joint Finance Committee and the Joint Bond Bill Committee.  The JFC crafts the state’s annual…

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