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Delaware Governor Budget Up by 4%

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(AP) Delaware lawmakers are set to hear spending requests from state agencies following Gov. John Carney's proposal to increase the government's operating budget by almost 4% next fiscal year.

The legislature's budget-writing committee convenes Tuesday for the first in a series of hearings on agency budget requests.

The committee will hear first from representatives of the Office of Management and Budget and the state departments of human resources and finance.

Carney has proposed boosting spending to more than $4.6 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, including a 2% pay raise for state employees.

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.