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January 21, 2011

Governor's Weekly Message to Delawareans

State of the State: Delaware is Stronger Than Any of the Challenges It Faces

DOVER - In his weekly message, Governor Jack Markell talks about the annual State of the State address, which he delivered on Thursday.

“Although it’s called the State of the State – after years of crisscrossing Delaware - I’ve learned that the true state of a state can’t be captured in one speech,” said Governor Markell.

The “State of the State” is reflected more accurately by the Delawareans who work together to help each other, he said.

“We can create new jobs and industries, but we do it best together,” Markell said. “We can educate our children to face the world’s challenges, but we do it best together. We can make our schools and communities safer, and help those in need, but we do it best together. And we can make state government more efficient and effective. But we can only do that if we do it together.”

The Governor delivered the address from the State Senate chamber this year, laying out more than twenty-five new proposals or updates on efforts underway to tackle five priority policy areas: getting people back to work and expanding economic opportunity; creating the strongest possible public schools; making government more cost-effective; creating safer schools and communities; and ensuring the most vulnerable Delawareans are not left behind.

“Our state is far stronger than any challenges we face, and our future much brighter than our past, because of them – because of you, and the work before us this year to keep Delaware moving forward,” Markell concluded.

The text of the State of the State is available here and the full video is posted here.

Every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets. Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers. The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is:

Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube - - or on his Facebook page - - or on the Delaware State website at All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – - and submit ideas through

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