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Governor Carney Announces Support for Legislation to Raise Tobacco Sales Age

March 5, 2019

Governor Carney Announces Support for Legislation to Raise Tobacco Sales Age

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Sen. Coons secures funding for law enforcement, bulletproof vests and programs to support victims of child abuse

February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), the first Delaware Senator in more than four decades to serve on the Appropriations Committee, secured funding for critical law enforcement priorities, including support for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, Children’s Advocacy Centers, the Byrne-JAG program, Missing and Exploited Children programs, and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program in […]

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Governors Carney, Murphy Announce Agreement on DRBA Toll Increase, Infrastructure

February 15, 2019

New toll rates at Delaware Memorial Bridge will fund necessary safety and infrastructure improvements WILMINGTON, Del. – Delaware Governor John Carney and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a resolution related to the proposed Delaware Memorial Bridge toll rate increase, to fund necessary safety and infrastructure projects. The new proposal will generate $32M in increased […]

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February declared Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February 12, 2019

Delaware Governor John Carney signed a proclamation today declaring February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month aims to prevent teen dating violence and abuse and to promote healthy relationship behaviors. Today, 1 in 3 high school students experiences some form of dating violence in their relationships and each […]

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Sens. Coons introduce legislation to strengthen partnerships between HBCUs

February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced legislation to strengthen partnerships between federal agencies and the country’s more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students (HBCU PARTNERS) Act was introduced along with U.S. Senators Doug Jones […]

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$900K grant will advance stem cell research at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

February 1, 2019

$900K grant will advance stem cell research at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

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Grant to help state improve access to early education

January 31, 2019

Some Delaware families seeking support and services for the education and care of their young children must navigate the programs and policies of three state agencies – with 11 divisions – as well as private care providers and their local school districts. The First State hopes to make the process easier for families with the […]

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DNREC’s First State Heritage Park ‘First Saturday’ to offer special programs Feb. 2 marking African-American History Month

January 28, 2019

DNREC’s First State Heritage Park ‘First Saturday’ to offer special programs Feb. 2 marking African-American History Month

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Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Bill to Assist Federal Workers

January 23, 2019

Delaware Legislators Announce Bill to Assist Federal Workers

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Governor Carney Delivers State of the State Address to Joint Session of the General Assembly

January 18, 2019

Governor details plans for strengthening our economy, improving Delaware’s schools, protecting our quality of life DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney delivered his 2019 State of the State Address on Thursday in the Senate Chamber at Legislative Hall in Dover, outlining his priorities for strengthening Delaware’s economy, improving our public schools, and protecting Delaware’s quality […]

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