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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.

State elections officials say there’s no evidence of campaign finance fraud or collusion on the Democrats’ side with just over a week left to go before a special election.

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While election season has been over for much of the country since November, Democrats and Republicans in the First State are batting in extra innings for control over the state Senate.

Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long’s Middletown seat is up for grabs with three candidates vying for the chair.  Until it’s filled, the state Senate is deadlocked with 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats.  And its worth noting that the Democrats have held the legislature’s upper chamber for more than 40 years.

Our political reporter, James Dawson, reached out to each candidate for an interview. After multiple requests, Republican John Marino declined our invitation through his campaign manager.

So, we bring you our conversations with the other two candidates – Democrat Stephanie Hansen and Libertarian Joseph Lazendorfer.

Some Kent County voters head to the polls next month to fill a vacant Levy Court seat.  Two candidates are vying to replace Democrat Brad Eaby in the Second District, after Eaby decided to step down to take a job with the state. The special election to fill Eaby's seat is set for March 21.

Delaware Public Media’s James Morrison recently sat down with both candidates, Democrat Andrea Kreiner and Republican James Hosfelt to discuss the race and the issues they’re focused on. 

Kreiner was previously as policy advisor to former Gov. Ruth Minner, and currently owns and operates a sustainability-consulting firm in Dover.

Hosfelt currently sits on Dover City Council and is a former Dover police chief.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency even after an attempt by Sen. Tom Carper (D) to delay a confirmation vote.

Gov. John Carney is tapping his cabinet members and others to analyze how to most effectively spend taxpayer money.

Gov. John Carney (D) is appointing two former judges to lead an independent review of what sparked a prison hostage crisis earlier this month that left one correctional officer dead.

Thousands of scientists are calling on elected officials in Washington to protect their research from political influence. And Delaware’s two U.S. Senators have joined an effort to answer that call.


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With less than two weeks left until a special election deciding control of the state Senate, candidates are intensifying efforts to draw people out to the polls.

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Delaware’s congressional delegation reacted in favor of a federal appeals court ruling Thursday that rejected reinstating President Trump’s travel ban.

In addition to his role as advocacy director for the Delaware Center for Justice, former Wilmington mayoral candidate Eugene Young is throwing his energy into launching a new nonprofit called Network Delaware.