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Delaware Governor Offers Up New Initiatives in State of the State Address


DOVER, Del. (AP/DPR) — Gov. John Carney is proposing tens of millions of dollars in capital investments to strengthen Delaware's economic infrastructure.

In his State of the State address Thursday, Carney called for investing $50 million in economic development initiatives.

This would include new programs to build lab space to help emerging companies grow, and to make commercial sites quickly available for prospective employers.

In addition, Carney push additional restrictions on guns noting the passage of the Beau Biden Violence initiative and the Red Flag laws.

He said, “We know we can do more. And, I encourage every member in this chamber to support legislation that would ban so-called ghost guns and high capacity magazines. These bills are just common sense.”

Ghost guns are weapons made with parts having no serial numbers or made from non-detectable material.

Carney also proposed offering free college tuition for children aging of foster care planting a million trees across the state over the next decade. 

He concluded by telling legislators, “So, let’s work together over the next year to build on the promises that we made, to give people faith in their government and to give them hope for the future.”

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.