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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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A former senior counsel to then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, Claire DeMatteis, is taking a lead role in helping Gov. John Carney make changes at the Department of Corrections.  

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In the face of a standoff between Democrats and Republicans, state lawmakers gutted the entire portion of the budget dedicated to nonprofit grants as Friday's deadline looms.


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Republican lawmakers say they’re willing to blow past Delaware’s budget deadline this Friday if they can’t get a moratorium on prevailing wage for local governments and school districts over the next three years.


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The ACLU is pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision Monday to continue blocking most of President Trump’s revised travel ban.

 

But the civil rights organization worries there could be confusion about who is allowed into the U.S. moving forward.

 


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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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A Delaware state senator is facing a felony charge after airport security allegedly found a gun in his carry-on luggage.

 

 


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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) says he doesn’t know exactly how to react to the health care bill Senate Republicans released Thursday since it’s only a draft. 

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Nonprofits led the charge Wednesday against efforts to change Delaware’s income tax structure.

 

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House lawmakers signed off on a bill Tuesday to loosen up the Coastal Zone Act.


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A bill dismantling Delaware’s Economic Development Office and swapping it for a public-private partnership is on its way to the state Senate.


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