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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.

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.


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As Congress continues to debate repealing of part or all of the Affordable Care Act, state lawmakers are beginning to think of a contingency plan.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer is taking the first steps to reduce spending and address a growing county budget deficit.

Current and former lawmakers are banding together with clergy, calling for an independent civil rights investigation into conditions across state prisons.

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Even popular education programs may not be safe from budget cuts as state lawmakers seek to send more cash to high-poverty schools.

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The American Civil Liberties Union plans to dig through communications between local customs offices and the Trump administration to figure out why some foreign travelers were improperly detained.

Senate Democrats are considering whether they should try to block President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

But a legal expert in Delaware warns obstruction could be a mistake.

 

 

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