Delaware Budget

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7:36 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Revenue Panel Gives Breathing Room to Delaware Lawmakers

Credit Don Rush

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - The state panel that sets Delaware's official revenue projections has given lawmakers a little more breathing room as they begin wrapping up work on a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council on Monday raised its revenue estimate for the current fiscal year by $16 million compared to last month's estimate.

At the same time, the panel lowered its revenue estimate for the upcoming fiscal year by about $7 million.

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8:28 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Lawmakers To Trim Delaware State Budget This Week

Credit Don Rush

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of the Delaware legislature's budget writing committee will be getting back to work after the long holiday weekend as they continue to fashion a spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1.

The Joint Finance Committee is set to reconvene Tuesday as members continue to work through a list of about $37 million in suggested changes to Gov. Jack Markell's proposed budget that administration officials developed amid recent steady revenue declines.

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8:28 am
Thu October 3, 2013

State Budget Writers Meet Early in Delaware

Delaware Legislative Hall
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's General Assembly doesn't reconvene until January, but members of the legislature's budget-writing committee are already getting down to work.

With Delaware's economy relatively stagnant and the state's financial picture uncertain, members of Joint Finance Committee planned to meet Thursday in Dover to discuss state spending on Medicaid, one of the biggest budget expenses.

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8:53 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Health Benefit Cuts in DE Governor's Budget

Governor Jack Markell
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Under Governor Jack Markell’s proposed budget there will be no raises for Delaware state employees and they may be asked to pay more toward their health care benefits.

The proposals would hike deductibles as well as co-pays for certain services and doctors’ visits.

For example, some employee’s co-payments for a visit to a specialist would go up by $5 to $30 under the governor’s plan while emergency room visits on certain plans would go from $125 to $150.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that estimates say this could save the state as much as $4.8 million.

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11:09 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Delaware Officials Wade Into The State Budget

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State budget officials are continuing a series of hearing with state agencies on their funding needs for next fiscal year.

The Office of Management and Budget began its agency budget hearings earlier this week.

Officials will hear Friday from the Department of Finance, the state fire marshal's office, and the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education.

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