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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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State lawmakers are trying to remove some hurdles those seeking drug addiction treatment as they attempt to kick their habits.


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Sen. Chris Coons is among the Senate Judiciary Committee members grilling Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill this week.

Kent County voters in Levy Court’s 2nd District have picked a new representative.

Republican James Hosfelt won the Tuesday’s District 2 special election, defeating Democrat Andrea Kreiner. 

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) was among those grilling Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill Tuesday .

Delaware's junior senator and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Gorsuch for about 30 minutes.

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) was among those grilling Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill Tuesday .

Delaware's junior senator and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Gorsuch for about 30 minutes.

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Delaware’s State Board of Education will stick around – at least for now.

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The warden who oversaw the hostage crisis at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center that left one prison guard dead is out.

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Gov. John Carney and state lawmakers received more bad budget news Monday.

Just days before Carney offers his 2018 budget plan, the state’s budget hole grew deeper.

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Delaware’s top judges aren’t weighing in on the constitutionality of appointing people to the bench based on their political party affiliation.

 

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Lawmakers were back in Dover this week, restarting the session after a break for budget hearings.  And after a quiet start in January, things are starting to pick up.  A cabinet nominee was pulled out of limbo and some bills were  introduced.

But perhaps the most notable news this week was the latest moves made in the wake of the February prison hostage stand-off at Vaughn Correctional Facility that left one correctional officer dead.

Our political reporter James Dawson has been tracking it all and offers his perspective .

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