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Delaware Health and Social Services Budget Requests

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

The legislature's budget-writing committee will hear Wednesday from the Division of Public Health, the Division of Social Services and the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance.

All three of those agencies fall under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Social Services. Carney has proposed boosting the department's spending by more than $13 million to almost $1.25 billion.

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.