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John Carney on Government Reform

 

 


Citizens should be able to access state government online

This past year, we launched Delaware OneStop. It's a convenient, centralized platform that allows small businesses to easily get licensed with the state. We should also make it easier for everyday Delawareans to interact with their state government. We need a OneStop for Delaware citizens-- where you can buy your park pass, register to vote, renew your license, or check for snow closures. This will be a game changer for our state.
Source: 2020 Delaware State of the State address , Jan 23, 2020

Appointed first black judge to the state Supreme Court

The Rev. Al Sharpton congratulated Delaware's governor for making Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves the first black judge to be appointed to the state Supreme Court, but also said the judiciary still needs a more diverse panel of justices.

Before Gov. John Carney's appointment of Montgomery-Reeves to the Supreme Court, Sharpton said he was preparing to directly challenge, rather than congratulate, the governor, given the state never had had a black justice on its Supreme Court. The Delaware Legislative Black Caucus said in a statement that Gov. Carney should be commended for his judicial selections, "which represent a significant step forward in improving diversity and representation at the highest level of Delaware's courts."

Source: Wilmington News Journal on 2020 Delaware Gubernatorial race , Oct 31, 2019

Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge.

Carney co-sponsored STOCK Act

Congressional Summary:Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act): Amends the Securities Exchange Act and the Commodity Exchange Act to prohibit purchase or sale of either securities or commodities by a person in possession of material nonpublic information regarding pending or prospective legislative action.

Bill explanation (ProCon.org, "Insider Trading by Congress", Feb. 3, 2012):

Source: H1148/S1871 11-S1871 on Nov 15, 2011

Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures.

Carney co-sponsored DISCLOSE Act

Congressional Summary:

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