Lawmakers introduce bill to legalize marijuana

Delaware State News · March 30, 2017 · Matt Bittle DOVER — Lawmakers on Thursday filed a bill that would make Delaware the ninth state to legalize marijuana. The measure, sponsored by 13 Democrats and one Republican, would allow individuals at least 21 years old to use cannabis in their home. Using marijuana in public would still […]

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State lawmaker continues push for offshore wind in Delaware

Delaware Public Media · March 24, 2017 · James Morrison One Delaware state lawmaker is not giving up on his goal to make offshore wind farms a reality along the coast of Delaware. State Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark) has just returned from a trip to the United Kingdom, where he learned how that country became the world […]

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Delaware lawmakers react to proposed tax hikes, cuts to education

WDEL · March 23, 2017 · Lauren Huet Delaware lawmakers reacted to Governor John Carney’s budget proposal Thursday. The $4.1 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 is a 50/50 split between cuts and revenue generating proposals. Democratic Representative Paul Baumbach (D-Newark) was pleased with the proposal.  “I’m happy that it wasn’t my job to come out […]

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Elements of Carney’s budget plan draw quick opposition

Delaware Public Media · March 23, 2017 · Tom Byrne Gov. John Carney’s 2018 budget proposal is already getting some initial blowback from state lawmakers. His calls to raise personal income tax rates and cut education spending were among the ideas that drew criticism immediately after the governor unveiled his plan Thursday. Carney’s proposal to cut $37 […]

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UD, DSU transparency bill returns

Delaware Public Media · March 15, 2017 · James Dawson Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) is reviving his attempts to wrangle Delaware’s publicly affiliated universities under the state’s public records laws. Right now, University of Delaware and Delaware State University only have to comply with the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA if it involves public money. […]

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US Government delegates visit Humber UTC in Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe Telegraph · March 2, 2017 · Simon Leonard US Government Offshore Wind delegates visited the Humber University Technical College (UTC) in Scunthorpe this morning (Thursday, March 2). The Humber UTC and Team Humber Marine Alliance (TMHA) networking event saw representatives from Massachusetts, Oregon, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC and Hawaii meet and network with UTC […]

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Right-to-Work is wrong for Delaware

The News Journal · February 21, 2017 · Opinion · Democratic Members of the House Labor Committee If it’s the start of a legislative session, then it means that Republicans are dusting off a tried-and-proven-untrue solution to bolster our economy. Much like the movie “Groundhog Day,” we seem destined to repeatedly push back against a popular Republican policy […]

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Bill Addressing Foreign LLCs Comes From Outside Channel

Delaware Business Court Insider · February 8, 2017 · Tom McParland A Delaware lawmaker has rekindled a legislative effort to tighten statutes governing the formation and oversight of foreign limited liability companies, a move that has again put him and other reform advocates at odds with attorneys and state officials. On Jan. 26, state Rep. […]

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Proposed state budget could mean cuts for Newark

Newark Post · February 3, 2017 · Karie Simmons The budget proposed by outgoing Gov. Jack Markell includes a slew of tax hikes and several agency and program cuts, but what could hurt Newark the most is the recommendation to reduce municipalities’ share of the real estate transfer tax. Released last month, the $4.1 billion FY […]

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Kowalko: Economic policy or unconditional surrender in Delaware?

Delaware State News · December 26, 2016 · Opinion · John Kowalko “AstraZeneca Cutting Jobs” is the front-page headline in the Dec. 9 issue of The News Journal. That chilling announcement should be cause for alarm among all taxpayers and working families in Delaware. The reality check that should be paramount in the minds of […]

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