Governor Jack Markell is expected to outline proposals to get more Delawareans back to work when he gives his State of the State address Thursday in Dover.
Delaware’s unemployment rate was 8.4% in late 2010.
The Governor also is expected to talk more about ways to reduce the cost of state government. Earlier this month, he indicated he would like to address the size of health care benefits and retirement pensions offered to state employees.
Markell, a Democrat, was elected Governor in 2008. He is a former state Treasurer.
The State of the State address is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Legislative Hall in Dover. You can watch coverage of the address Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on WHYY-TV 12, and updates and reaction will be available on Newsworks.org.
Governor Markell presents his budget proposal to lawmakers on January 27th.