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Over $5 million in funding cuts, but no tax hikes in New Castle County budget

New Castle County residents won’t see a tax increase next year under County Executive Matt Meyer’s proposed budget- but he is calling for an over $5 million in spending cuts to help cover a 13.8 million dollar shortfall.

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ACLU of Delaware: Sessions' threat to withhold federal funding is illegal

Delaware’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is advising state law enforcement agencies they are not legally obligated to act as federal immigration officers.

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It’s been an eventful week in the nation’s capital.

The House GOP’s proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare was unable to find the votes needed to pass in the Republican controlled House and was pulled by GOP leadership without a vote.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced marathon questioning from senators, including Sen. Chris Coons, at his conformation hearing.

And there’s been ongoing debate over President Trump’s proposed budget and the cuts it includes.

We sat down Friday morning with Sen. Tom Carper to discuss these issues.

(Note: this interview was conducted before the decision not to go forward with a House vote on American Health Care Act -AHCA)

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One Delaware state lawmaker is not giving up on his goal to make offshore wind farms a reality along the coast of Delaware.


State Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark) has just returned from a trip to the United Kingdom, where he learned how that country became the world leader in wind energy.



The Delaware Theatre Company has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season.  

In our latest Arts Playlist, our own Mark Arehart talked with Andy Truscott, the company’s director of marketing and development, about what people can expect from the DTC in the coming year.

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As a state on the Atlantic seaboard with low elevation, Delaware is especially concerned with coastal issues, and those issues are the focal point of the Delaware Sea Grant program at the University of Delaware.


But Delaware Sea Grant and 32 other sea grant programs in the U.S. face an uncertain future under President Trump’s recent budget proposal.  That cuts $250 million in funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants, including the entire sea grant program.


Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes explains what that would mean in the First State.



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Third graders in Seaford waded into watershed education Thursday with the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control’s mobile science trailer, learning about the importance of water in nature.


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Delaware state lawmakers grilled a PJM vice president Thursday about the latest version of the company's controversial transmission pipeline project.


Agencies that provide shelter and services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims are among those who face funding cuts in Gov John Carney’s proposed budget cuts.

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Gov. John Carney’s 2018 budget proposal is already getting some initial blowback from state lawmakers.

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Gov. John Carney’s (D) first operating budget proposal trims spending on education and handouts to seniors while upping taxes on big corporations and workers’ paychecks.

DuPont has announced it will donate several pieces of art to regional museums and The United Way of Delaware.