Office of the Governor


Delaware faces structural budget challenges, with spending in areas like healthcare and education outpacing the growth of key revenue sources. Governor Carney believes we need a budget reset - one that focuses on spending and revenue. Over the coming weeks and months, he will work with Democrats and Republicans in the General Assembly on a sustainable, long-term solution to our budget challenges. We also want to hear ideas from members of the public - Delawareans who balance their own checkbooks day to day.




Community Conversations

Since January, Governor Carney joined members of the General Assembly – Democrats and Republicans – at their constituent coffees and town hall events to discuss Delaware’s budget challenges and listen to ideas from members of the public.

7:30 a.m. – January 30 – Timothy’s on the Riverfront, Wilmington, hosted by Representative Stephanie T. Bolden
7:30 a.m. – February 15 – Drip Café, Hockessin, hosted by Senator David Sokola
8:00 a.m. – February 21 – Drip Café, Hockessin, hosted by Senator Greg Lavelle
9:00 a.m. – February 22 – City Hall, Dover, hosted by Senator Brian Bushweller, Representative Sean Lynn and the Downtown Dover Partnership
7:15 p.m. – February 22 – TELEPHONE TOWN HALL
8:00 a.m. – February 23 – Crossroads Restaurant, Kirkwood Highway, hosted by Senator Jack Walsh, Representative Kim Williams and Councilman Ken Woods
9:00 a.m. – March 1 – Nanticoke Senior Center, Seaford, hosted by Representative Daniel Short
7:00 p.m. – March 2 – Lewes Fire Hall – Station 2, Lewes, hosted by Senator Ernie Lopez and Representative Steve Smyk
6:00 p.m. – March 8 – Carlisle Fire Hall, Milford, hosted by Senator Gary Simpson and Representatives Harvey Kenton, William Outten, Charles Postles, and David Wilson
7:00 p.m. – March 16 – Thomas McKean High School, Wilmington, hosted by Representatives Deborah Hudson, Joseph Miro and Mike Ramone
8:00 a.m. – April 5 – Caffé Gelato, Newark, hosted by Representative Paul Baumbach
6:00 p.m. – April 10 – Delaware State Police: Troop 3, Camden, hosted by Representative Lyndon Yearick
7:30 a.m. – April 11 – ChesDel Restaurant, Middletown, hosted by Representative Kevin Hensley
7:30 p.m. – April 26  –  Rose Hill Community Center, New Castle, hosted by Senator Margaret Rose Henry and Representative J.J. Johnson
7:45 p.m. – April 27  – Telephone Town Hall on Education and the Budget
7:30 p.m. – May 10 – Delmar Fire Hall, Delmar, hosted by Senator Bryant Richardson and Representative Tim Dukes
7:00 p.m. – May 22 – Elsmere Fire Hall, Elsmere, hosted by Representative Larry Mitchell and Senator Anthony Delcollo
6:30 p.m. – May 24 – Delaware State Police: Troop 2, Newark, hosted by Senators Nicole Poore and Stephanie Hansen and Representative Earl Jaques
7:00 p.m. – May 31 –  Sussex Central High School, Georgetown, hosted by Senators Brian Pettyjohn and Gerald Hocker, and Representatives Ruth Briggs-King, Richard Collins, and Ronald Gray
7:00 p.m. – June 12 – Talley Middle School, North Wilmington, hosted by Representative Sean Matthews

Related Content

Budget Reset Overview
Budget Reset Summary
Education Handout
Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council
State of Delaware – Fiscal 2018 Budget
State of Delaware – Fiscal 2017 Budget
Delaware Budget Archive

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