Dover (AP) - Governor jack Markell is asking state lawmakers for $2 million to leverage federal funds aimed at boosting scientific research in Delaware.
In his State of the State address yesterday, Markell touted work being done at the University of Delaware's Science, Technology and Advanced Research, or STAR campus.
To encourage more research efforts, Markell asked lawmakers to create a $2 million matching grant program that would leverage federal research dollars and help create jobs.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell has established a task force to study criminal background check requirements for people who work with Delaware's children.
Markell's issued an executive order Monday calling for a thorough review of state laws and regulations determining when background checks are necessary, saying they are sometimes inconsistent.
The order establishes a task force that will make recommendations on how to best protect children in schools and other settings.