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Ferry Service Suspension -- Drug Take-Back Day State Rep. Danny Shor

Date: April 20, 2017
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April 19, 2017
Budget Issues Continue to Dominate Conversation
The ongoing challenges of balancing the upcoming state budget dominated conversation at Danny Short's recent April constituent coffee meeting.
Remarking on a proposal by Gov. John Carney to eliminate 200 of 1,000 state positions that are presently vacant, Rep. Short wondered why only 20 percent of the empty posts were slated for the chopping block.  
"If we can save $5 million by eliminating 200 vacant positions, why can't we save $25 million by doing away with all 1,000 vacancies?" Rep. Short asked the crowd attending the meeting hosted by the Nanticoke Senior Center.
On Monday (4/17), the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC), on which Rep. Short sits, issued a revised estimate of state revenue for the new fiscal year.  The latest projection dropped the total by about $9 million, widening the anticipated FY 2018 budget gap to nearly $395 million.  A balanced state operating budget must be enacted by July 1st to keep government operations running.
The casual hour-long "Coffee with Danny" meetings are intended to give residents of the 39th District a convenient opportunity to speak with their state representative and discuss the latest developments over free coffee and pastry.  The events are held the first Wednesday of the month, beginning at 8 a.m.  The next meeting is slate for May 3rd.
Woodland Ferry to Experience Service Interruption
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is advising motorists that the Woodland Ferry will be closed from Tuesday, April 25 until Friday, April 28 for extended maintenance and preparation for an annual U.S. Coast Guard inspection.

The Woodland Ferry will also be closed on Monday, May 1 for the inspection.  
The vessel will resume carrying vehicles and passengers across the Nanticoke River, southwest of Seaford, on Tuesday, May 2.
DelDOT officials say signage promoting the pending service interruption is being posted at the ferry slips on both sides of the river.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.  
For more information, or to search for a take back location near you, click here or on the graphic above.