Delaware senators approve $5.6B operating budget for upcoming fiscal year

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Senate lawmakers in Delaware this week gave final approval to an operating budget of more than $5.6 billion for the fiscal year starting Saturday.

That is roughly 10% higher than this year’s operating budget. Senators this week also approved a separate budget supplement totaling $194.5 million in one-time funds for next year. Senators voted 17-3 for the operating budget and 19-1 for the supplemental bill. As with House votes last week, all dissenting votes were cast by minority Republicans, who have expressed concern about the large jump in spending.

Both measures now go to Democratic Gov. John Carney for his signature.

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