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  • Delaware leaders discuss workforce training

    Gov. Jack Markell urged business leaders Monday to join in a comprehensive effort to improve public education in Delaware and to spread the word about the importance of holding students to higher standards.

  • Education secretary Duncan visits Delaware

    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan applauded Delaware education officials on Wednesday for laying the foundation for comprehensive school improvement under the federal Race to the Top education reform program.

  • Del. officials review Race to the Top progress

    Delaware should be proud of the progress it has made under the federal Race to the Top education reform program, but much work remains to be done to help ensure that the state's schools give students the best preparation possible for life after high school, Gov. Jack Markell said Monday.

  • Del. House Democrats approve tax increases

    Delaware House Democrats narrowly approved a package of tax increases Thursday that Gov. Jack Markell is relying on to help pay for his proposed spending plan for next fiscal year.

  • Jacobs retiring from Del. Supreme Court

    Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack Jacobs says he is retiring from the bench later this year.

  • Del. officials push health insurance enrollment

    Gov. Jack Markell and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper joined Delaware's health and social services secretary on Friday to encourage state residents to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Justices deny Del. court appeal over secrecy

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively killed a Delaware law that allowed state judges to preside over secret arbitration in high-stakes business disputes.

  • Markell, former Vermont governor, tout Common Core

    Delaware Gov. Jack Markell joined former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas on Monday to express their support for the new Common Core academic standards and the need to counter what they said was "misinformation" about the education program.

  • Del. governor unveils clean-water plan

    Calling the quality of Delaware waterways "unacceptable and embarrassing," Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday proposed an annual fee of up to $85 on Delaware households to pay for a comprehensive cleanup plan.

  • Governor lifts driving warning for northern Del.

    Gov. Jack Markell says he will left a state of emergency and driving warning in Kent and Sussex counties, but urged motorists to exercise caution as a winter storm continued to dump snow on the mid-Atlantic region.

  • Snow delays start of Del. capital budget hearings

    A winter storm has postponed the start of hearings by the legislative committee charged with writing Delaware's annual capital improvement budget.

  • Delaware, Nevada sign online poker agreement

    The governors of Delaware and Nevada signed a first-of-its kind Internet gambling agreement on Tuesday that establishes a legal framework allowing residents of the two states to play online poker against one another.

  • Delaware legislature's budget panel begins work

    The legislature's budget-writing committee is set to begin its review of Gov. Jack Markell's proposed $3.8 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

  • Gov. Markell calls for pay raises, higher taxes

    Gov. Jack Markell on Thursday proposed an operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year that is 3 percent higher than this year's budget and relies on tax hikes and funding shifts to cover expenses, including a pay raise for Delaware's state government workers.

  • Del. governor signs minimum wage increase

    Gov. Jack Markell has signed a bill raising Delaware's minimum wage by a dollar over the next two years.

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