Kowalko: Estate tax repeal victimizes needy Delawareans

The News Journal · May 22, 2017 · Opinion · John Kowalko In a decision that I can only interpret as a betrayal of the core principles and ideals of any self-respecting Democrat, 10 members of Delaware’s Democratic Party House caucus joined the entire Republican House caucus and voted to pass HB 16. The piece of legislation, introduced […]

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Delaware House passes charter school rules change

Delaware Public Media · May 20, 2017 · James Dawson Charter schools may soon no longer be able to use a five-mile radius surrounding the location as a screening tool for their student body. Instead, a charter would be able to use the school district in which it resides as an enrollment preference. But the bill […]

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Delaware legislators appeal to Trump on immigration issue

Delaware State News · May 13, 2017 · Letter to the Editor Dear President Trump: The United States is a nation of immigrants, a melting pot of rich history that makes the country distinctly American. The Statue of Liberty stands stalwart and strong on Ellis Island, characterized in a renowned sonnet as the “Mother of […]

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Budget battle heats up for lawmakers

Delaware State News · May 13, 2017 · Matt Bittle DOVER — With 47 days left before the fiscal year ends, the General Assembly still has a way to go to erase a gap of nearly $400 million between projected revenue and spending. Lawmakers recently took another step toward solving the problem by introducing legislation […]

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Delaware House passes bill reinstating death penalty

The News Journal · May 9, 2017 · Matthew Albright Despite the impassioned pleas of several of its members, the House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would bring the death penalty back to Delaware. The bill now heads to the Senate, where supporters of capital punishment face a tougher vote. And it remains uncertain […]

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Some Democrats not in favor of parts of Carney’s budget

WDEL · May 4, 2017 · Joe Izizarry Two lawmakers agree with many educators that the Governor John Carney’s budget hits education too hard. Representative J.J. Johnson would like to see the issue with Wilmington schools be resolved. “This latest proposal with WEIC was the best,” said Johnson. “I’m very disappointed that the state can […]

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