Delaware lawmakers begin six-week review of Governor’s proposed budget

Days after Governor Jack Markell released a $3.54-billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013, members of the Delaware General Assembly today begin six weeks of budget hearings.

The Governor’s proposed budget does not call for any increases in taxes or new fees.  It would grow spending by just over one-percent from the current fiscal year, which concludes June 30th.  The Joint Finance Committee holds meetings at Legislative Hall in Dover starting today.  In the coming days and weeks, representatives of state agencies, Delaware State University, the University of Delaware, and Delaware Technical Community College will present their spending priorities.  CLICK HERE for a look at the JFC’s schedule.


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