ban the box legislation http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Delaware Governor Calls for Investments During State of the State Speech http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-governor-calls-investments-during-state-state-speech <p>Dover (AP) - Governor jack Markell is asking state lawmakers for $2 million to leverage federal funds aimed at boosting scientific research in Delaware.</p><p>In his State of the State address yesterday, Markell touted work being done at the University of Delaware's Science, Technology and Advanced Research, or STAR campus.&nbsp;</p><p>To encourage more research efforts, Markell asked lawmakers to create a $2 million matching grant program that would leverage federal research dollars and help create jobs.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:26:54 +0000 Don Rush 48146 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware Governor Calls for Investments During State of the State Speech Criminal Background Checks in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/criminal-background-checks-delaware <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell has established a task force to study criminal background check requirements for people who work with Delaware's children.</p><p>Markell's issued an executive order Monday calling for a thorough review of state laws and regulations determining when background checks are necessary, saying they are sometimes inconsistent.</p><p>The order establishes a task force that will make recommendations on how to best protect children in schools and other settings.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:51:56 +0000 Don Rush 47648 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Criminal Background Checks in Delaware