Delaware budget committee finalize general fund spending plan for next year

In Delaware, the budget writing committee has approved general fund spending plan that's 5% higher than last years. 

Some of the highlights include $23 million for $500 employee bonuses. On top of $26 million in pay raises, and about $11 million for one-time payments of $400 to retirees.

They also plan to spend more on disability services, special education, and school transportation. 

Governor John Carney tells us, "The general assembly has set aside a whole 1%, which is $50 million. It's consistent with my idea."

Governor Carney says he's very pleased with the the money set aside. He also says their biggest priority is having a sustainable budget without having to cut any programs.

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