Delaware's Health Officials Seek Increase in Budget

Mar 1, 2012


      DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services says it needs $13 million to keep its current 153 buildings functional.

     Agency chief Secretary Rita Landgraf tells WDEL Radio that the average age of the agency'sbuildings is morethan 57 years old. So, she says, they requireupkeep.

     The department has five hospitals among its facilities.

     Landgraf's capital funding request also includes about $2 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. That fund provides low-interest loans to community water systems.