DOVER, DE (AP) – Delaware lawmakers have approved a $1.3 billion capital budget for construction, transportation, and economic development projects. The spending plan approved is almost double the current year’s $708 million capital budget and is $460 million higher than than the record $894.4 million budget that Gov. John Carney proposed in January. Passage of the capital budget follows last week’s approval of a record-high $4.77 billion general fund operating budget for the fiscal year starting Thursday, July 1.

GOV. JOHN CARNEY