General Assembly deadlocked over a budget with time running out

The News Journal · June 3, 2017 · Matthew Albright Democrats and Republicans are deadlocked over how much to raise in tax increases and how much to cut with only a month left in this year’s session of the General Assembly. Fundamental disagreements over the budget threaten to clog a legislative agenda that still includes […]

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Increase LLC fees to avoid education cuts

Cape Gazette · May 26, 2017 · Letter to the Editor · Carolyn Quinn Currently every domestic and foreign limited liability company registered in Delaware pays an annual tax of $300 to do business here. On March 28, Rep. John Kowalko introduced House Bill 101 which would increase that tax to $325. On May 3, he added […]

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Coastal Zone update bill opposition

Delaware Public Media · May 26, 2017 · Jon Hurdle At the old Claymont Steel site in northern New Castle County, some 425 acres of land sits empty and derelict, dotted with piles of brick and the rusting remnants of the Evraz steelworks that operated there until it closed in December 2013. A portion of the site, […]

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Bill would let school districts raise taxes with no referendum

Delaware State News · May 24, 2017 · Matt Bittle DOVER — Draft legislation in the General Assembly would let school districts raise property taxes without referendums. The bill, which has not yet been assigned a number, would enable school boards to increase taxes every two years by the percentage change in the federal Consumer […]

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Legislation would be ripoff for utility customers

The News Journal · May 22, 2017 · Opinion · Alan Muller As Delaware reaches the peak of its political season, there’s no more powerful example of the prevailing special interest chokehold than Senate Bill 80. (now replaced with the nearly identical Senate Substitute 1). This bill would create a new line item charge (“distribution system improvement […]

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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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