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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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Legislators tasked with paring down Delaware’s gloomy budget forecast start meeting next week to see what they might prune from next year’s spending plan.

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High-ranking state officials and lawmakers won’t see a raise for the next four years.

Wilmington City Council has seen a major turnover in its membership, with six new faces taking office this month.

 

Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly recently sat down with each newcomer to discuss the issues they’d like to address.


 


Senate Republicans successfully blocked Gov. John Carney’s (D) nominee to lead DNREC without casting a single vote, leaving Shawn Garvin’s confirmation in limbo.

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People who are HIV positive could start donating their organs to science or those who also have also contracted HIV under a new bill.

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Voters in a portion of Western New Castle County voters will decide the fate of the state Senate next month.

 

The special election to fill the seat vacated by Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D) is set for Saturday Feb. 25.

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) is rejecting a third presidential cabinet pick.

 

President Trump’s pick for ambassador to the United Nations is the latest nominee to get a ‘no’ from Delaware’s junior senator.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer signed a trio of ordinances Monday addressing land use in the county.

Meyer says the new laws seek to boost economic development, while safeguarding communities where growth occurs.

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After weeks of consideration, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) voted against President Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.

 

"I do not make this decision lightly," Coons said in a statement.

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State lawmakers are set to reject their own raises, as well as those of other top officials before the end of the month. Now, there’s a new bill to reshape where these proposed raises originate.

 

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