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Molly Murray, a long-time News Journal reporter passed Monday night from pancreatitis.

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Delaware’s legislative year ended in unprecedented fashion. Without a budget deal,  lawmakers blew past the June 30th deadline for passing a spending plan. A continuing resolution allowed them to come up with a compromise, combining increases in the realty transfer, alcohol and tobacco taxes to avoid Draconian cuts to education, health and social services and grants to non-profits, volunteer fire companies and others.

So how did the budget get to the finish line,  and what else did or did not get happen as the budget talks overshadowed almost everything at Legislative Hall. Political reporter James Dawson helps us to sort it out. 


In this week’s Enlighten Me - we continue highlighting work done this year by students in our Generation Voice Youth Media project at Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District.


Listen to this week's edition of The Green:

Or listen to individual stories below:

In this week’s Enlighten Me - we continue highlighting work done this year by students in our Generation Voice Youth Media project at Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District.

Listen to this week's edition of The Green:

Or listen to individual stories below:

Tom Byrne / Delaware Public Media

The clock is ticking on lawmakers , who now have a week to completely erase a $350 million deficit and pass a balanced 2018 state budget.

The battleground this week was taxes, specifically raising Delaware’s personal income tax – where dueling Democratic proposals are on the table.

At the same time, other pieces of key legislation moved ahead as the countdown to June 30th and the end of work for this year reaches the home stretch.

Political reporter James Dawson was on the frontline at Leg Hall all week and visited The Green to provide  a better sense of where things stand. 


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Tom Byrne / Delaware Public Media

The battle over how to deliver a balanced 2018 state budget by the end of the month heated up this week, with Republican and Democratic lawmakers both drawing lines in the sand.

GOP leadership outlined a half dozen spending side demands they’re seeking in exchange for their support on any kind of tax increase to help bridge the state’s budget shortfall.

Democratic leadership called those demands "antics" and "showboating," while offering up its own new tax proposal that took Gov. Carney’s plan a step further by seeking a new bracket for higher wage earners.

Political reporter James Dawson visited The Green to help sort through all of it.


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey.

You can watch Sessions' testimony live below:

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