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Carney gives State of State address to Delaware legislature

January 17, 2019

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney says Delaware is “strong, and getting stronger.”

That was Carney’s assessment Thursday in prepared remarks for his State of the State speech to members of the General Assembly.

Carney used the opportunity to tout his administration’s efforts to boost Delaware’s economy, improve public education and ensure the state spends taxpayer money wisely. While offering few new proposals, Carney said officials need to build on those efforts.

Carney did propose creating a new transportation infrastructure investment fund to spur economic development efforts.

He also signaled his support for bills to raise the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 and to ban guns made by 3-D printers and guns with component parts that can be purchased in pieces, with no serial number, then assembled at home.

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