Carney continues community conversations on budget challenge
Democratic Gov. John Carney is continuing a series of community meetings to talk to Delawareans about the state’s budget challenges.
Carney is scheduled to join Republican state Rep. Lyndon Yearick for a "budget reset" community conversation Monday evening in Camden.
A similar community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday morning in Middletown with Republican Rep. Kevin Hensley.
Carney has proposed a mix of tax increases and spending cuts to balance a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Administration officials say there is an estimated $385 million shortfall between expected revenue and expected expenses for fiscal 2018, based on current year funding.
Carney’s proposed $4.09 billion operating budget represents an increase of about one-third of a percent over the current budget.