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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.

Sussex County officials hope new drainage standards will prevent flooding issues in newer residential developments.


Heavy rainstorms have shown the flooding risk some of these developments throughout the county face.

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem ready to give Gov. Carney a chance following his first address to the General Assembly.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is expected to get a confirmation vote in front of the full Senate next week. And Delaware’s two U.S. Senators have different thoughts on how to proceed.



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Gov. John Carney addresses a joint session of the General Assembly for the first time Thursday afternoon.

The speech two months after Carney took office and a week after he unveiled his 2018 budget proposal, a $4.1 billion spending plan that used an even mix of cuts and tax increases to bridge a deficit that stands at $386 million.

You can watch Carney's budget presentation here starting at 2:30 p.m.

Delaware’s correctional officers are seeking equal treatment with other members of law enforcement when it comes time for them to retire.

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After years of lobbying, pro marijuana activists finally have a bill on paper headed for the General Assembly.

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New Castle County residents won’t see a tax increase next year under County Executive Matt Meyer’s proposed budget- but he is calling for an over $5 million in spending cuts to help cover a 13.8 million dollar shortfall.

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Delaware’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is advising state law enforcement agencies they are not legally obligated to act as federal immigration officers.


Delawareans unable to make it to the polls on Election Day could see some relief under a new bill.

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A bill to revive Delaware's death penalty will return this week backed by a bipartisan group of legislators with ties to law enforcement.