Governor Carney Lays Out Priorities in Address

Jan 19, 2018

Governor John Carney (D-De)
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In his State of the State address Governor John Carney told lawmakers that they must come together to solve the budget issues that are now facing the First State.

The Delaware Democrat said that they must also find ways to improve the economy and bring better education to the state’s children.

The governor warned lawmakers not to use one-time revenue shortfalls but rather focus on structural budgetary reforms.

Carney called for additional funding next year for to hire nearly 200 teachers to deal with the increase in the number of students attending school.

In addition, the governor said he plans to steer funding to more math coaches in middle schools.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the address comes just one week before he is expected to unveil his proposal budget for the next fiscal year.

Last year Carney offered up across the board cuts to close a $386 million budget shortfall.