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Delaware News: Contracts Expand Ability to Incentivize Private Funding of Economic Development, Social Impact Programs

NEWARK, DE – Surrounded by members of the General Assembly, advocates, and business leaders, Delaware Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 242, allowing state government to enter into Pay for Success contracts that will incentivize private funding of economic development and social impact initiatives. Under terms of the contracts, the state would protect … Continue reading Delaware News: Contracts Expand Ability to Incentivize Private Funding of Economic Development, Social Impact Programs

Delaware News: Soaring health care costs are holding Delaware back. Here’s what Delaware is doing to fix them.

DOVER, DE – Over the next several weeks, as we complete another budget debate in Dover, we should not lose sight of Delaware’s long-term challenges and of one issue in particular: the rising cost of health care. The projected growth rate for state spending on health care services will more than double our expected growth … Continue reading Delaware News: Soaring health care costs are holding Delaware back. Here’s what Delaware is doing to fix them.

Delaware News: Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Sports Gaming

WILMINGTON, DE – Delaware Governor John Carney issued the following statement on Monday on the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding sports gaming: “We continue to review details of today’s opinion. But when the Supreme Court took this case last year, the Delaware Lottery began preparing for the possibility that the Court could overturn … Continue reading Delaware News: Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Sports Gaming

Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on DuPont’s Purchase of Newark Manufacturing Facility

DOVER, DE – Delaware Governor John Carney on today issued the following statement on DuPont’s announcement of the company’s $45 million purchase and expansion of a facility in Newark to manufacture the specialized engineered material Kalrez: “DuPont’s announcement on Wednesday reaffirms that Delaware remains a great place for any company to put down roots, grow … Continue reading Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on DuPont’s Purchase of Newark Manufacturing Facility

Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on General Assembly’s Final Passage of ‘Aiden’s Law’

DOVER, DE – Delaware Governor John Carney on Tuesday issued the following statement on the General Assembly’s final passage of “Aiden’s Law,” which will ensure a coordinated plan of care for infants born addicted or exposed to drugs, and for their families. “This legislation will help us care for the most vulnerable Delawareans.  It will … Continue reading Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on General Assembly’s Final Passage of ‘Aiden’s Law’

Statement from Delaware Governor Carney on Gun Safety Laws

WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Delaware Governor John Carney today issued the following statement on gun safety laws: “Over the past several years, Delaware has made progress in strengthening our gun safety laws, to help give law enforcement the tools they need to more effectively confront gun violence.  We’re also continuing to work with school districts to … Continue reading Statement from Delaware Governor Carney on Gun Safety Laws

Delaware Opioid Prescription Rates Falling Seven Months After New Regulations Enacted

DOVER, DE/November 8, 2017 (STL.News) –The number of prescriptions written in Delaware for opioid pain medications has fallen since the enactment of new prescribing regulations by the Department of State earlier this year. Statistics from the Division of Professional Regulation, which licenses controlled substance prescribers, show a 12-percent drop in opioid prescriptions statewide compared to … Continue reading Delaware Opioid Prescription Rates Falling Seven Months After New Regulations Enacted