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Delawareans Look for Action in Markell's Second Term

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Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (Photo: WBOC) Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del.- As Delaware Governor Jack Markell takes the oath of office for his second term Tuesday morning, some residents want the governor to think of taxpayers' pocketbooks as he heads into the next four years.

"It's like there's always money to build something and we never say, 'We'll make do with what we have,'" said Mary PettyJohn. "They're asking the citizens to dig into their pockets all the time, a little bit deeper."

PettyJohn is not the only one who wants to see fewer dollars leaving taxpayers' pockets and more cash coming into Delaware through job creation.

"As far as I'm concerned jobs, they need to attract more jobs, young people need jobs," said James Holt of Dover.

"Jobs is a major thing, especially here in Delaware. Although unemployment rates seem to be lower, there are a lot more people unemployed who have fallen off the list because they can't find jobs," said Bruce Beck of Dover.

Beck even has a plan for Markell to bring businesses to Delaware.

"Incentives- offer them incentives whether it's tax breaks or lucrative pensions or whatever," he said.

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