The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is supportive of the $30MM in additional revenue allocated by the General Assembly slated for transportation infrastructure investment, although it falls short of the proposed $50MM discussed at the beginning of the year.
“The passage of HB140, along with the transfer of $5MM into the General Fund means a total of $60MM in dedicated infrastructure investment,” said DSCC president Rich Heffron. “Though we had hoped for a total of $100MM to help fill the expected $780MM hole over the next few years, this is definitely a step in the right direction. The inclusion of a “lock box” provision and prevailing wage reform were welcome, and substantial, additions to the legislation. We hope when the General Assembly comes back in January they will make a concerted effort to continue to address Delaware’s desperate need for infrastructure investment.”
About the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the DSCC is to promote an economic climate that enables businesses of all sizes and types to become more competitive in a constantly changing, increasingly global, and unpredictable environment. The Small Business Alliance, a sub-committee of the DSCC, serves Delaware businesses with fewer than 150 employees. The DSCC is the principal political advocate for business interests of all sizes. For more info, visit www.dscc.com. Follow us on Twitter @DEStateChamber.
James DeChene is the Chamber's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.