Gov. John Carney will hear concerns and answer questions at a Budget Reset meeting set for 6 p.m. March 8 at Carlisle Fire Hall, 615 NW Front St., Milford.
Reps. Harvey Kenton, R-Milford; Bobby Outten, R-Harrington; Charles Postles, R-Frederica; and David Wilson, R-Bridgeville; and Sen. Gary Simpson, R-Delaware, are hosting the community meeting.
The governor's appearance is part of an ongoing series of Budget Reset events the chief executive is attending to speak with Delawareans about the state's budgetary challenges. Current projections show a $350 million gap between expected obligations and anticipated revenue for the next fiscal year that begins July 1.
Before leaving office in January, former Gov. Jack Markell presented a plan to close that gap through steps that relied on higher taxes and shifting more state expenses to the local level. Those proposals included increasing the percentage of costs local residents would have to cover for new school construction.
Carney will present his proposals to legislative budget writers later this month. The meeting will provide an opportunity for citizens to shape those suggestions.