Challenges still lie ahead.
That was the assessment of Delaware Governor Jack Markell as he prepares to exit his office next week with the inauguration of Governor-elect John Carney.
During his final press conference touted progress in education and job growth.
But the biggest challenge facing his successor will be a budget shortfall of $350 million.
Markell said that the problem lies in the kind of revenue the state collects noting that money from personal income taxes has gone up.