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Delaware lieutenant governor creates new advisory committee

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January 14, 2013

By Jennifer Springer

Delaware

DOVER, Delaware: Lieutenant Governor Matthew Denn announced the creation of a new committee on January 11, one of the first major decisions made by Denn in his second term.[1]

In a press release, the lieutenant governor announced the creation of a statewide Small Business Advisory Committee that will meet with him on a regular basis "to provide better input from the state’s small business community in the operations of state government."[1]

In the announcement Denn stated, "One of the things I have frequently heard from small business owners is that they appreciate our site visits and the other efforts we make to get their input, but that they would also like a more formal and regular way of interacting with state government. This committee is an effort to make that happen, and I hope it becomes a vehicle for small business owners to let us know in very specific ways how we can better help them."[1]

The committee will start with 17 members, while others may be added in the future if the committee thinks it would be helpful.[1] The members of the committee will represent a variety of small businesses throughout the state.[1]

Some of the issues that the committee will be discussing at future meetings will be:[1]

  • Improvements to the state’s small business loan programs
  • Providing better information to small businesses about requirements of the Affordable Care Act
  • Controlling workers compensation premiums and state and county regulations

The committee’s meetings will rotate between Wilmington and Dover, and will be posted in advance and open to the public.[1]

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