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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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At the old Claymont Steel site in northern New Castle County, some 425 acres of land sits empty and derelict, dotted with piles of brick and the rusting remnants of the Evraz steelworks that operated there until it closed in December 2013.

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The state representative pushing a bill to allow local school boards to raise taxes without a referendum says it’s part of his plan to ensure education is properly funded into the future.


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New Castle County’s $284 million budget for 2018 was approved Tuesday night.

Phillip Sylvester

President Trump’s proposed spending plan includes major cuts to the Department of Agriculture, especially in the way of crop insurance subsidies.

 


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A bill that would allow local school boards to raise property taxes for operating funds based on inflation is looking for sponsors in the General Assembly

 

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The entirety of Delaware’s designated offshore wind capacity is poised to power Maryland homes instead, despite last-minute objections from state and federal officials.

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Delaware’s seniors will have to pay up to $100 more per year for their annual school property tax bill.

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Charter schools may soon no longer be able to use a five-mile radius surrounding the location as a screening tool for their student body.

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Next week, lawmakers in Dover begin a two-week break for budget mark-up and the Memorial Day weekend.  Before leaving, they stepped up the pace a bit at Legislative Hall.

Gov. Carney’s proposal to dismantle the Delaware Economic Development Office in favor of a public-private partnership was formally unveiled. We also started to see pieces of what appears to be the budget deal Democratic and Republican leaders have been working with the estate and franchise taxes on the agenda this week.  And curtain lifted on something Gov. Carney talked about in his address to the General Assembly in March - a bill to allow more activity in areas protected by the Coastal Zone Act.

Political reporter James Dawson recaps those stories and offers additional perspective.


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Delaware prisons will have two new top officials as the fallout from a deadly hostage crisis earlier this year continues.

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