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Fri Jun 29, 2018, 09:01 AM

Gov. Carney signs budget, awards bonuses to state employees

State employees and retirees can expect to receive some extra spending money now that finishing touches are complete on the state budget.

On the second to last day of legislative session, Gov. John Carney signed the state's $4.27 billion operating budget bill and a supplement to the budget valued at $49 million that contained the bonuses.

The operating budget passed unanimously through the House Tuesday, with three days to go in the session, after passing in the Senate on June 20. The relatively easy passage came in stark comparison to last year's budget signing, which ran past its June 30 deadline for the first time in decades.

"What a difference a year makes," Carney said. "Last year, we were signing these budgets at 3:30 (a.m.) on July 3. I could barely see the documents I was signing."

Read more: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2018/06/29/gov-carney-signs-budget-awards-bonuses-state-employees/742499002/

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