Delaware state employees say they’ve shared enough sacrifice

WDEL · April 25, 2017 · Amy Cherry Chanting “enough is enough,” dozens of state workers rallied Tuesday in Dover against what they labeled Governor John Carney’s so-called “shared sacrifice” budget proposal, which seeks to close a $385 million budget gap through both tax hikes and program cuts. Keisha Daniels has worked as a state […]

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“Shared sacrifice” is killing the middle-class economy

Delaware United · April 22, 2017 Let’s be straightforward about something in Delaware today. The middle and working class, and indeed even people living in absolute poverty, are getting ready to be taken advantage of once again, and it’s important to understand how and why. It’s a relatively simple matter. The powers that be know […]

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Should Delaware’s top earners pay more in taxes?

Delaware State News · April 9, 2017 · Matt Bittle DOVER — What’s the difference between yearly earnings of $60,001 and $1 million? Yes, it’s nearly $940,000, but in Delaware, there’s no distinction between the two figures for tax purposes. All income above $60,000 is considered in the state’s top tax bracket. That means someone […]

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Delaware tax hike debate: Who should pay more?

The News Journal · April 9, 2017 · Matthew Albright State leaders say they have little choice but to raise taxes in 2017. The debate now is over who bears the greater burden. Gov. John Carney and most members of the General Assembly are unwilling to erase the state’s $386 million budget gap solely by slashing spending. […]

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Delaware vulnerable to high levels of smog, report says

Newsworks · April 6, 2017 · Zoë Read The Wilmington area has some of the highest levels of smog pollution in the country, according to a report released Thursday. Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Our Health at Risk report ranks the area 2nd in the northeast and 5th in the nation for its amount of […]

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Ozone, particulates taint air many days in Delaware

The News Journal · April 6, 2017 · Molly Murray The Wilmington-Philadelphia area ranks second in the Northeast for days with elevated ozone pollution and soot from smokestacks, and vehicle tailpipes are a problem more than half of the time, according to a new study released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center. The […]

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New Report: Wilmington area ranked 2nd in the northeast for smog pollution

Environment America · April 6, 2017 · Press Release Wilmington, DE – Despite decades of progress under the Clean Air Act, people across Delaware continue to breathe unhealthy air, leading to increased risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts. According to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, the Wilmington metropolitan […]

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Two Plans Vie to Hike Delaware’s Franchise Tax

Bloomberg BNA · April 4, 2017 · Leslie A. Pappas Statement by Rep. John Kowalko My bill to raise the maximum corporate franchise tax, HB 102, would generate approximately $108 million or more. Basically multiplying the number of corporations that currently avail themselves of the cap times $60,000. The exact number of corporations that currently use […]

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Dueling tax plans offered in Dover

Delaware Public Media · April 3, 2017 · James Dawson State lawmakers will soon have a handful of plans to choose from if they decide to make over Delaware’s personal income tax brackets. Gov. John Carney’s (D) plan to fill in a projected $386 million budget shortfall partially relies on boosting each of the state’s personal […]

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