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Opportunity Zones

Communities and economically-distressed properties across Delaware could see additional private sector investment after 25 census tracts were designated as Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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Governor Carney Signs Bill to Strengthen Penalties on

Governor Carney Signs Bill to Strengthen Penalties on "Straw Purchases"

Governor Carney signed legislation on Wednesday alongside members of the General Assembly, law enforcement and gun safety advocates, that strengthens penalties for illegal purchases of firearms, deterring "straw purchases" by making jail time more likely for the offender. Learn about Governor Carney's call for comprehensive gun safety legislation: de.gov/gunsafety


Now Accepting Nominations for Hall of Fame of Delaware Women

Now Accepting Nominations for Hall of Fame of Delaware Women

Governor John Carney, Delaware’s Office of Women’s Advancement & Advocacy, a division of the Delaware Department of Human Resources, and the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee are now accepting nominations for induction into the 38th Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. Nomination period closes at midnight on May 15, 2018.


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About the Governor


Picture of John Carney, Delaware's Governor

Governor John Carney has been working to make Delaware a better place for more than 30 years.

Born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont, Governor John Carney has been working for the Delaware people for more than 30 years. John took office as Delaware’s 74th Governor in January 2017, focused on making Delaware’s economy more competitive, preparing Delaware’s children to succeed, and building a long-term sustainable financial plan for the State of Delaware. Working with Delawareans across the state, and with members of the General Assembly, he has made progress on each of those priorities. John has directed new resources to high-needs schools, partnered with the private sector to drive new job creation, and taken steps to lower healthcare costs for Delaware families, businesses, and taxpayers.

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