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Income tax hike, cuts to schools, seniors balance Gov. Carney's budget

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.

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PJM shares new Artificial Island transmission plan with state lawmakers

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

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Those traveling up or down Delaware this weekend may have to take a detour, as construction work will close a section of Route 13.

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Auto insurance companies would no longer be able to use a person’s age, credit score, marital status and other factors when calculating someone’s premiums under a new bill being considered by the General Assembly.

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La Esperanza joined several other local immigrant rights groups in a rally Thursday morning. They’re also asking Gov. John Carney to take action to protect residents from deportation.


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Almost $30,000 is being distributed among 18 urban agriculture and community projects across the First State.

The money comes from the Delaware Department of Agriculture and New Castle Conservation District. It will go to community groups, schools, religious institutions and other organizations.

The goal is to improve nutrition and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Grant recipients and amounts:

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Delaware environmental groups are joining others in the region in calling for a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

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Wilmington mayor Mike Purzycki says tax hikes and budget cuts are needed to avert what he calls a looming fiscal crisis in the state’s largest city.

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Sen. Chris Coons is praising a federal court for stopping President Trump’s revised travel ban from taking effect this week.  

He’s also bashing Trump’s newly-released budget proposal.

Speaking on CNN Thursday morning, Coons said it was unwise for the President to cut funding for foreign assistance and the State Department, while boosting defense spending.  

 

Center for the Inland Bays

A program in Sussex County lets you help protect Delaware’s shoreline just by eating some oysters.

 

19 restaurants in Sussex County are participating in this year’s Don’t Chuck Your Shucks program.

 


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After nearly two months of Republicans holding up his nomination in the state Senate, Sean Garvin will be Delaware’s next top environmental official.

He was approved by the senate Wednesday 14-5 with some GOP support.

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Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) is reviving his attempts to wrangle Delaware’s publicly affiliated universities under the state’s public records laws.

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