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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.

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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.

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Democrats are trying to extend childcare benefits to unemployed Delawareans under a new proposal in the General Assembly.

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Concerns over the rising healthcare costs dominated Gov. John Carney’s (D) budget town hall meeting Monday night.

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Sen. Chris is calling on President Trump to develop a strategy to defeat ISIS if he plans additional military action in Syria.  


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Private businesses would play a significant role in handing out publicly funded economic development grants and loans under a plan Gov. John Carney’s (D) constructing.

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The walls of Delaware Vapor are lined with hundreds of bottles of e-juice – liquid nicotine in any flavor you can imagine that you pour into a handheld machine.