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Governor's task force to study morphing economic development office

Private businesses could have a big hand in shaping Delaware’s economic development strategy in the near future.

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Jobs, housing key issues for new Wilm. Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver

Six new Wilmington city council members are now in office, and Delaware Public Media is interviewing each to learn more about their plans. 3 rd District Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver calls finding jobs for unemployed and underemployed Delawareans one of her top priorities. She’s especially focused on helping those with felony records who struggling to find work.

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Governor John Carney’s (D) transition team issued a wide-ranging, nearly 100-point plan Thursday that he says will inform his first three months in office.

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Two groups are appealing a decision by Delaware environmental officials to allow a refinery to ship 10,000 of gallons of ethanol a day through the state.

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Many Delawareans gathered to support the state’s 74th governor John Carney at his inauguration Tuesday morning, but Carney’s swearing in also attracted longtime friends and supporters from elsewhere.

 

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Delaware is one of only six states (including New Hampshire, West Virginia, Michigan, Iowa and Illinois) using the Affordable Care Act’s state-partnership model to offer Obamacare health insurance coverage.   

 

That could be good news for Delawareans if the ACA is repealed.


Gov. John Carney (D) and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D) took their respective oaths of office on the steps of Legislative Hall Tuesday morning, the first new administration in Delaware in nearly a decade.

A lucky Pennsylvania couple has claimed the winning Powerball ticket sold in Sussex County last month.

This week and next, we’ll meet the newest members of Wilmington City Council. Featured first is Va’Shun Turner, Wilmington native and councilman for the 5th District.


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Delaware recently adopted a streamlined permitting process for shellfish farming leases, but some aquaculture enthusiasts feel their voices have not been heard.

 

Steven Friend owns Friends Clams LLC in Georgetown, where he distributes clams to buyers. A lifelong supporter of shellfish farming, he has 136 oyster cages ready to go.

 

But he still needs a permit, a bond letter, and liability insurance to farm under new state regulations.

 

John Carney officially becomes Delaware’s chief executive Tuesday.

 

Carney will be sworn as the First State’s 74th governor Tuesday morning on the east steps of Legislative Hall.  The inauguration ceremony begins 11 a.m..

Vice President Joe Biden won’t quietly slip back into First State after he leaves office later this week.

A rally welcoming Biden and his wife Jill back to Delaware is scheduled for Friday.

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