DOVER, DE (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney is proposing a $4.7 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. That’s an increase of roughly 3.5% over this year’s $4.5 billion budget. Carney has also proposed boosting  Delaware’s capital budget for construction, transportation and economic development from this year’s $708 million appropriation to a record high of $894 million. Carney is recommending a grants package for community groups and nonprofit organizations of $55.5 million. That’s an increase of a little more than $1 million.

GOV. JOHN CARNEY