Watch the Republican Response to the Delaware State of the State Address by Senator Gerald Hocker

Posted on 01-20-2023

JANUARY 19, 2023 – House and Senate Republican leaders reflected on Gov. John Carney’s 2023 State of the State Address immediately following its delivery in the Senate Chamber of Legislative Hall earlier this afternoon.

Following Governor Carney’s State of the State address Thursday, I joined fellow Republican leaders and met with members of the media to offer our thoughts. I was disappointed more so by what we did not hear rather than what we did.

Despite another massive surplus, there was no plan mentioned to give money back to the taxpayers and cut taxes on small businesses. Our law enforcement offices throughout the state are experiencing recruitment shortages and poor retention rates. Fentanyl and other opioids are wrecking the lives of Delawareans of all ages and backgrounds, yet no prevention plan was addressed.

I, along with all Republicans in the legislature, will make these issues, and more, priorities in 2023 and during the 152nd General Assembly.

Watch the Republican Response to the Delaware State of the State Address presented by Senator Gerald Hocker, Rep. Mike Ramone, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, and State Rep. Lyndon Yearick.   

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo3mTf0365o

To access a recording of the governor’s address, scroll down this page.  To read a text version of the SOTS Address, use this link:

https://governor.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2023/01/2023-Governor-Carney-State-of-the-State-Address.pdf