Jack Markell on Welfare & Poverty

Delaware Democratic Governor

Free college for low-income families; increase minimum wage

First and foremost, unleashing [our] potential requires that Delawareans have the opportunity to work. Thanks to our partnership with the College Board, we are identifying students with the potential to thrive in college, but who would likely not apply, often because of financial concerns. They have received letters encouraging them to apply [to colleges], waiving their application fees, and offering financial support.

I propose a scholarship program so that all low-income Delaware students with college potential can take credit-bearing courses during their senior year of high school.

Matching skilled workers with available jobs is critical. Thanks to our new JobLink capability, it's easier than ever for employers to search our database for employees with the skills they need.

Finally, too many working Delawareans struggle to care for their families and put food on the table. I am glad that the General Assembly is poised to increase the minimum wage.

Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Delaware legislature , Jan 23, 2014

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Chris Coons
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Kevin Wade
Tom Carper

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Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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