Delaware Public Media

Sarah Mueller

Political Reporter

Sarah covers politics for Delaware Public Media. She was a local government reporter for several newspapers before switching to public radio. She previously covered the state legislature as an intern with NPR Illinois while earning her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting. She comes to Delaware from Tallahassee, Florida where she also covered state government as a fellow with WFSU. When not working, she enjoys playing with her dog, hiking and reading.

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Gov. John Carney (D-Delaware) has made his pick for the next secretary of the Department of Labor.

Carney is nominating Cerron Cade to replace Patrice Gilliam Johnson resigned last week to take a position at Delaware State University. 

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Delaware leaders and community members gathered at Delaware State University Monday to celebrate civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

Amid the songs and dance, the cloud of racial controversy coming from the nation’s highest political office lingered over the celebration Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work.


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Members of Congress are being asked to weigh in on President Donald Trump’s mental stability. Trump had his first physical exam in office last week.


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Delaware lawmakers are updating their sexual harassment policies after many allegations have popped up in statehouses across the U.S.


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Some Republican lawmakers are trying again to change how Delaware sets its prevailing wage rate. They said the current method inflates the costs of public works projects.


Delaware lawmakers have confirmed Saundra Ross Johnson to lead the state’s new Human Resources Department.

Johnson has served as acting secretary since July.

Gov. John Carney created the agency last year to address racism allegations in state agencies. Delaware has operated without a dedicated HR agency since the state Personnel Office was split up more than a decade ago.

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State Labor Secretary Patrice Gilliam Johnson is resigning to join Delaware State University.


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Governors across the country - like John Carney in Delaware - are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to exclude their states from the plan to expand offshore drilling. Zinke dropped Florida from the plans Tuesday after meeting with that state’s governor.


LaKresha Roberts has resigned her position as Delaware’s chief deputy attorney general so she can campaign for the top job.


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This could be the year the General Assembly passes paid family leave for state employees.


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