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2019 State of the State

Governor Carney delivered his 2019 State of the State Address on January 17, outlining his priorities for strengthening Delaware’s economy, improving our public schools, and protecting Delaware’s quality of life.

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$60 Million Opportunity Funding Initiative for Disadvantaged Students

$60 Million Opportunity Funding Initiative for Disadvantaged Students

Governor Carney announced a three-year, $60 million Opportunity Funding initiative to target resources toward Delaware’s most disadvantaged students. This program, for the first time in Delaware, will provide weighted funding for low-income and English learner students in schools across Delaware.


Governor Carney: Let's Remove Barriers to Voting

Governor Carney: Let's Remove Barriers to Voting

Governor Carney wants to make it easier for Delawareans to participate in our democratic process and have their voices heard at the ballot box. The Governor called on the 150th General Assembly to consider and vote on legislation that would reform election laws and remove barriers to voting.


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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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