DE Governor John Carney

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Delaware governor isolating after positive COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Carney, who turns 66 on Friday, has received the coronavirus vaccine and two booster shots. Carney’s office said in a news release Monday night that he tested positive through an at-home antigen test and is isolating per CDC guidelines. Carney says he is feeling well and will continue to […]

today05/18/2022 4


Legislative panel begins hearings on proposed capital budget

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Members of a Delaware legislative committee are set to convene this week to consider Democratic Gov. John Carney's proposed capital budget for construction, transportation and economic development. The joint committee will meet Monday to begin four days of hearings on Carney's $1.18 billion proposal for the fiscal year starting July 1. Carney's recommended capital budget includes $315.7 million for transportation and $305 million for school construction […]

today03/28/2022 12


Delaware ending state of emergency, mask mandates

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Governor John Carney is terminating a state of emergency he declared because of the coronavirus and ending mask requirements for Delaware schools. Carney’s office says vaccine or testing requirements will expire for teachers and state employees at 11:59 p.m. Monday. The state of emergency and school mask requirement will end at 6 p.m. Tuesday.  Officials also said mask mandates for all Delaware court facilities and […]

today03/01/2022 22


Delaware governor rescinds universal indoor mask mandate

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is rescinding an order he imposed a month ago requiring Delawareans to wear masks in indoor business settings. Carney said Monday that the universal mask mandate will expire at 8 a.m. Friday. But he temporarily extended the mask requirement in public and private K-12 schools and child care facilities to March 31. Administration officials say the temporary extension will give parents time […]

today02/07/2022 241


Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware's economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers. Carney also thanked state officials Thursday for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Delawareans for their "resilience." But he warned that "we aren't through it yet." Carney said expanding economic opportunities for Delaware residents needs to be a top priority. […]

today01/21/2022 13


Gov. Carney mandates masks in indoor settings in DE

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is ordering Delawareans to wear masks in indoor business settings and extending a mask requirement for schools and child care facilities. Carney on Monday signed a revision to a previously issued State of Emergency declaration that will requiring Delawareans to wear masks in grocery stores, convenience stores, gyms, restaurants, malls and other indoor settings. The mandate took effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday.  […]

today01/11/2022 26


Cleric lawsuits seek to limit DE Gov. Carney’s emergency powers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware pastors are seeking a court order prohibiting Democratic Gov. John Carney and his successors from exercising emergency powers that would restrict religious gatherings and practices. Twin lawsuits filed Wednesday also seek a declaration that Carney’s previous COVID-19 restrictions on religious practices were unconstitutional. The lawsuits aim to prevent any prohibitions on in-person religious worship or rituals, including restrictions on preaching, singing, or attendance based […]

today12/02/2021 12


Biden, others pay tribute to former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Mourners shared laughter, memories and tears as they paid their last respects to former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner. Minner was a sharecropper's daughter, high school dropout and widow who became the only woman to serve as Delaware's governor. She died Thursday at the age of 86. President Joe Biden joined friends, family and fellow politicians in Milford on Wednesday for Minner's funeral. They recalled her […]

today11/11/2021 17


Former Delaware governor Ruth Ann Minner dead at 86

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Ruth Ann Minner, the only woman to serve as Delaware's governor, has died. She was 86. Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse a close friend and former chief of staff for Minner, said she died Thursday morning. Minner was a sharecropper's daughter and a high school dropout who was twice widowed. She got her first taste of politics as a legislative bill clerk and rose through the Democratic […]

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