John Carney in 2019 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Crime: Help ex-offenders back into community

I signed an Executive Order to help ex-offenders more successfully reenter their communities. We're creating individualized plans for each inmate. The goal is to give them the drug treatment, education, and job skills they need to survive on the outside. Bottom line is really quite simple: over 90 percent of inmates will eventually leave prison. We need to make sure they're better off when they leave prison than when they got there in the first place.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

On Education: Prioritize public education & supporting teachers

Our goals are very clear. Every third grader should be reading at grade level. Every 8th grader should be proficient in math. And every student should be graduating high school ready for college, or a career. It's time to begin a new chapter in Delaware's public education. And here's how we'll do it: With a focus on early childhood education, supporting teachers, and getting children to perform on grade level.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

On Education: Support 700 teachers at high-needs schools

We will also continue to target additional resources to our highest needs schools. In my budget, I will more than double the funding for student loan repayment for teachers in high needs schools. Last year, that program provided student loan assistance for 200 teachers in over 100 schools. Next year, we plan to reach 700 teachers.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

On Energy & Oil: If Washington won't act on climate change, we will

As a low-lying state, sea level rise and climate change pose an existential threat to our bay and coastal communities. Despite Washington's refusal to act, we've joined with 16 other states to form the U.S. Climate Alliance. We've committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 to at least 26 percent below 2005 levels. And we've committed to accelerating policies to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

On Health Care: Need to address high cost of health care

Part of having a good quality of life is making sure Delawareans can access and afford quality healthcare. Delaware consistently spends more than most other states on healthcare costs. That's why I signed an executive order setting both quality and spending benchmarks for the entire healthcare system. We're doing this by improving transparency around the cost of health care services. We need to know what factors are driving these higher costs and how we can change the trends.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

On Jobs: Investment in new jobs means drop in unemployment

Over the past two years, and thanks in large part to the work of many of you, we have 10,000 new jobs in Delaware. Our unemployment rate has fallen to 3.8 percent for the first time since 2008. Working with you, we signed an agreement to bring hundreds o
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

On Technology: Invest $3 billion in transportation infrastructure

We continue to make historic investments in our infrastructure--with over $3 billion to upgrade our transportation system through 2025. That means less traffic, safer bridges, and more pedestrian friendly streets. This year I'm proposing to create a new Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund that would help the state to react quickly to important economic development projects. We're going to invest $10 million in this new fund.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

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