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Legislative Session Recap

Working with the General Assembly, Governor Carney made progress this legislative session on priority items laid out in his 2018 State of the State address.

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Tell the EPA: Delawareans Deserve Clean Air

Tell the EPA: Delawareans Deserve Clean Air

Over 90% of the pollution that contributes to poor air quality in Delaware is transported from out-of-state sources. Delaware filed four petitions with the EPA for relief from this pollution, but the EPA has proposed a denial of the petitions. Submit public comment and tell the EPA why Delawareans deserve clean air.


Supporting Delaware's Families

Supporting Delaware's Families

Governor Carney signed legislation that allows new mothers and fathers in the state workforce to take up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of their children, making Delaware a national leader on family leave.


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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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