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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


Writing the Next Chapter in History

Written on: April 2nd, 2013 in Effective & Efficient Government

It has been remarkable to be engaged in the fast-moving transformation of public opinion on the issue of marriage equality – momentum that can be attributed, in large part, to our children. Much as the civil rights and women’s liberation movements served as a call-to-action for young adults of the 60s and 70s, debating issues […]

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Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: October 8th, 2012 in Effective & Efficient Government

Strengthening our schools, creating more jobs and governing responsibly are our key areas of focus. Making Our Schools Safer If our kids are going to learn to the best of their abilities, they need, first and foremost to be safe. That’s why I recently signed into law the Omnibus School Safety Act, which will lead […]

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Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: August 31st, 2012 in Effective & Efficient Government

Labor Day weekend is upon us – the unofficial end to summer. This is a great time to look forward and I’m excited by some great opportunities for Delaware. Here are just a few. Preparing students for global economy This school year, Delaware’s first group of young students will begin learning in Spanish and in […]

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Informing Voters and Increasing Government Transparency

Written on: August 21st, 2012 in Effective & Efficient Government

We recently made significant improvements to the campaign finance and lobbying laws in Delaware by signing three bills that increase transparency and provide greater and more timely information to the voters and residents of our state.  Here’s what they do: House Bill 300 – The Delaware Elections Disclosure Act – is the most significant reform […]

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Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: August 3rd, 2012 in Effective & Efficient Government

I am now serving as chair of the National Governors Association having been named by my colleagues at our summer meeting in July. Since getting Delawareans back to work has been job number one, it should come as no surprise that employment is at the heart of my initiative. A Better Bottom Line: Employing People […]

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