Governor Carney took office on January 17, 2017 focused on making Delaware's economy more competitive, preparing Delaware's children to succeed, and building a long-term, sustainable financial plan.
Working with Delawareans across the state, and with members of the General Assembly, he has delivered on each of those priorities.
Governor Carney 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.
One year since his Inauguration as Delaware's 74th Governor, here's how Governor Carney is working for Delawareans.
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Governor Carney has partnered to deliver new resources into high-needs schools, stocking basic needs closets statewide, and launching an Opportunity Grants program to support low-income students, English language learners, and Delaware students with special needs.
Action Plan for Delaware — Our Progress
Restructured Delaware's economic development efforts, partnering strategically with the private sector to attract business and jobs to Delaware.
Created the Opportunity Grants program to offer new resources and support for low-income students, English language learners, and students with special needs.
Signed the first major reforms to the Coastal Zone Act, clearing the way for additional redevelopment and cleanup of legacy industrial sites.
Strengthened protections for Delawareans whose personal information is threatened by breaches of cyber security.
Redirected new resources to support small businesses and entrepreneurs through a new small business office within the Department of State.
Signed into law a package of legislation that expanded access to substance abuse treatment, and strengthened oversight of opioid prescriptions.
Established a consistent anti-discrimination policy across state government.
Created the Government Efficiency and Accountability Review Board (GEAR) to continuously identify cost savings and system improvements across state government.
Signed legislation to lower healthcare costs for Delaware families, businesses, and state government through the launch of a healthcare benchmark initiative.
Created a Department of Human Resources within state government to spearhead women's advocacy, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and other issues important to state employees.
Expanded access to public data through Delaware's Open Data Portal.
Preserved over 3,000 acres of farmland on 34 Delaware farms.
Initiatives — Governor Carney's Priorities
One year since Governor Carney took office, state government is working for Delawareans. Governor Carney and his team have:
STRENGTHENING DELAWARE'S ECONOMY
BETTER SCHOOLS FOR ALL DELAWARE CHILDREN
A HEALTHIER DELAWARE
INVESTING IN PUBLIC SAFETY
BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES
Governor's 2018 State of the State Address
Governor John Carney
Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Presentation
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