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Politics & Government

Delaware Public Media's coverage of First State politics and government, including the General Assembly. Coverage is led by Delaware Pubic Media's political reporter James Dawson.

After years of work, backers of a clean water initiative will soon put their plan before state lawmakers, which could mean a new statewide tax levied on individuals and businesses alike.

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Two bills in the General Assembly are taking different approaches to offering more time off for new mothers and fathers who work for the state.

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Advocates of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana say they feel they’ve gained traction after a town hall hosted by Gov. John Carney (D).

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Incumbents carried the day in Tuesday’s Dover municipal election.

In two of the three contested City Council races, current office holders were given another four-year term.

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Delaware’s budget shortfall continues to grow, now hovering just below $400 million for fiscal year 2018.

The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) lowered state revenue estimates again Monday.

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If you’re looking at beach house rentals in Delaware, you may pay a bit more this summer depending on where you stay.

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki announced his pick for the city’s new police chief. He’s handing the reins to Robert Tracy after considering 35 candidates; only 10 including Tracy were interviewed.


For the second year in a row, a state audit has found problems with how Delaware distributes federal welfare benefits.


The audit released Wednesday shows Delaware's Division of Social Services (DSS) and Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) wrongfully distributed federal welfare benefits 25 percent of the time.



Delaware’s congressional delegation continues to rebel against President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.

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Delaware’s Economic Development Office will need a new leader.