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Despite objections and an attempt to amend it, state lawmakers passed a $3.9 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2016 early Wednesday morning. The operating budget is a 2.6 percent increase over FY 2015.
Delaware's state fire school is getting $462,000 in federal funds to buy new training equipment for the volunteer firefighters who battle the majority of blazes across the First State. They staged a demonstration at the school Tuesday with Delaware's Congressional delegation there to watch.