What gives? Is this the new normal in Delaware's finances? Is this what a AAA State looks like? How uncommon is Delaware's situation? And, most importantly, isn't there a better way for the State to plan and provide for Delawareans?
Join State Treasurer, Ken Simpler
, a career finance professional in his fourth year in public office to hear answers to some of these questions and understand why he is promoting a bold set of financial reforms -- "A Grand Bargain." According to Mr. Simpler, most people don't
appreciate the critical role that a finance system plays for any organization, whether private, non-profit or public. His platform when he ran and the principles at the core of his proposals today reflect his view that Delaware's success in all of its core operations -- education, healthcare, safety and infrastructure -- depends upon the ability to set priorities, allocate resources and measure results. He frequently is told that "the system is broken"; his response: "fix it."
Come for lunch at the Hotel DuPont on May 16 to learn more and engage in a discussion with the Delaware State Treasurer.