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Combating Addiction

Governor Carney signed a package of legislation to combat addiction that addresses critical gaps identified by Delaware’s Behavioral Health Consortium. The new laws tackle a range of issues, including the creation of the nation’s first Overdose System of Care model.

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Governor Carney's Construction Career Expo

Governor Carney's Construction Career Expo

The construction industry is one of Delaware's fastest growing employment sectors with more than 3,500 job openings expected through 2024. This free, family-friendly Construction Career Expo is an opportunity for students and career-seekers to learn about high-wage jobs and discover training opportunities to build a career in the construction industry.


High-Needs Educator Student Loan Payment

High-Needs Educator Student Loan Payment

Governor Carney signed into law legislation that offers up to $10,000 in student loan relief for educators in high-needs schools and subject areas. Governor Carney called for passage of this legislation in his 2018 State of the State Address. The program will provide up to $2,000 of student loan assistance annually to educators who qualify, and educators may qualify for up to five years of assistance.


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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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