Delaware Budget Plan Headed for Vote April 28th, 2017

 

Delaware Governor John Carney’s (D) $4.1 billion budget plan is making its way through the state legislature tomorrow and faces uncertain chances of passing.  

 

Noted for its “shared sacrifice,” the budget includes higher individual income taxes, higher excise taxes on tobacco, new taxes on e-cigarettes and cuts to state jobs to address a $386 million projected gap between revenues and expenditures. 

 

The budget faces heavy criticism from activists in both parties and the legislature’s decision is far from certain.

Governor Carney has announced he will join members of the General Assembly – Democrats and Republicans – at their constituent coffees and town hall events to discuss Delaware’s budget challenges and listen to ideas from members of the public. These meetings are scheduled through June.

7:30 p.m. – May 10 – Delmar Fire Hall, Delmar, hosted by Senator Bryant Richardson and Representative Tim Dukes
7:00 p.m. – May 22 – Elsmere Fire Hall, Elsmere, hosted by Representative Larry Mitchell and Senator Anthony Delcollo
6:30 p.m. – May 24 – Delaware State Police: Troop 2, Newark, hosted by Senators Nicole Poore and Stephanie Hansen and Representative Earl Jaques
7:00 p.m. – May 31 – Sussex Central High School, Georgetown, hosted by Senators Brian Pettyjohn and Gerald Hocker, and Representatives Ruth Briggs-King, Richard Collins, and Ronald Gray
7:00 p.m. – June 12 – Talley Middle School, North Wilmington, hosted by Senator Cathy Cloutier and Representative Sean Matthews