Cuts Coming as Delaware Budget Deadline Looms

Jun 29, 2017

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Education and non-profits are taking a hit in Delaware’s budget process.

The Joint Finance Committee has voted to slash $27 million for the state’s public schools.

In addition, the committee has approved eliminating state grants-in-aid for non-profits.

Those were just some of the largest cuts approved by the budget writing panel.

But the Wilmington News Journal reports that Democrats are hoping to still persuade Republicans to go along with some tax hikes to close a $350 million budget shortfall.

As the June 30th budget deadline looms the Republicans have held out for such demands as putting a three year moratorium on the prevailing wage requirement along with new spending limits.

Democrats say they may pass the budget with the cuts and hold Republicans responsible for their impact.