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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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Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) is reviving his attempts to wrangle Delaware’s publicly affiliated universities under the state’s public records laws.

As a number of federal courts consider President Trump’s ban on immigrants from six majority Muslim countries - both of Delaware’s U.S. senators are joining a legislative effort to block his plan.

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Delaware correctional officers are giving politicians a month and a half to back a list of demands their union created in response to a hostage standoff last month that left one of their own dead.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says he will use his new institute at University of Delaware to forge a new sense of bipartisanship across the country amid an era of “political carnage.”

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer has announced a plan to save the county $2.5 million on a farmland preservation deal.


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One state lawmaker is continuing her fight to give Delaware kids more access to after school programs.

A Delaware lawmaker introduced a bill this week that would make it easier to vote by mail.


Representative Earl Jaques (D -Glasgow) wants to remove language in the state constitution that requires voters show a valid excuse for obtaining an absentee ballot.


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Delaware’s Congressional delegation is among the chorus of lawmakers and interest groups raging against a House Republican alternative to Obamacare.

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Sen. Tom Carper (D) continues his protest against Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after he staged a multi-hour floor debate contesting his confirmation last month.


The family of a dead correctional officer is looking for answers from state officials as to how he died and their response could spark a lawsuit.