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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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President Trump recently announced his administration is taking a proactive approach to targeting – and deporting – illegal immigrants living in the United States.

And while a federal program allows for the Dept. of Homeland Security to train local and state law enforcement officers to work as de facto federal immigration officers, no officers locally in Delaware say they’re participating.

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Even more correctional officers and healthcare workers have resigned in the wake of last month’s hostage crisis at Delaware’s largest prison.

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Gov. John Carney is directing the state to create a uniform anti-discrimination policy.

Carney signed an Executive Order Wednesday mandating the policy be in place April 1st and include a single set of complaint procedures for state employees.

Senate Republican leaders say they’re “disappointed and offended” by the response they received from the state over concerns of “political favoritism” when it hired a former lawmaker.


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State transportation officials have a list of projects ready to go should Congress approve President Donald Trump’s (R) plan to inject a huge influx of cash to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is being honored Wednesday night for putting the needs of the American people above the needs of his political party.


The Bipartisan Policy Center is awarding the longtime Delaware lawmaker its 2017 Congressional Patriot Award.


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The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) has overhauled its leadership.  

An entirely new slate of board members sworn in Monday evening - a response to questions about the way the previous board handed its business and WHA finances.

Democrat Stephanie Hansen overpowered her opponents Saturday in a special election that drew in more than a million dollars and national attention.

Delaware’s two U.S. Senators are bashing President Trump’s decision to withdraw guidance that would protect the rights of transgender students.


Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons both called the decision "misguided" and "cruel" in statements this week.

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Saturday’s special election will settle the biggest political question hanging over Delaware: which party will control the state Senate?