Small Business Reacts to Gov. Carney's State of the State Address

Date: January 20, 2022


CONTACT: Mike O’Halloran, NFIB State Director in Delaware, 301-335-1063 / [email protected]

or Mike Donohue, Senior Media Manager, 202-525-9835 / [email protected] 

DOVER (Jan. 20, 2021) – Today, Governor John Carney gave his annual State of the State address from Legislative Hall in Dover. Among the priorities laid out, Carney put his support behind SB1 – a paid leave insurance program. Mike O’Halloran, state director for NFIB in Delaware, had the following to say about the announcement:

“Governor Carney was right to highlight the $400 million his administration provided for struggling small businesses through various grant and loan programs during the pandemic. Unfortunately, his support for a costly state-run program paid for by a new payroll tax on small business owners and their employees will undermine his administration’s efforts to help Delaware’s job creators recover from this economic crisis. Senate Bill 1 creates a new fixed labor cost, and that will serve as a deterrent, not a catalyst, to solving our state’s labor shortage.”

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