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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Delaware legislators appeal to Trump on immigration issue

Delaware State News · February 2, 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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Where is Delaware’s economy headed?

The News Journal · January 1, 2017 · Opinion · John Kowalko “AstraZeneca cutting jobs” was the front page headline in a recent edition 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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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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Electoral College’s future shaky after Trump win

Delaware Public Media · December 16, 2016 · James Dawson For many, President-elect Donald Drumpf’s Electoral College victory conjures up visions of hanging chads and hurt feelings from the 2000 presidential election. In that race, Al Gore won the popular vote by about half a million people, but George W. Bush narrowly squeaked into the […]

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Town hall meeting for gun legislation held in Newark

The News Journal · December 13, 2016 · Alonzo Small The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday in Newark to review the state’s gun violence legislation that has passed in the last couple of years. Sen. Bryan Townsend, Rep. Paul Baumbach, Rep. John Kowalko and Rep. Ed Osienski appeared before […]

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Kowalko and Osienski retain state house seats

The News Journal · November 9, 2016 · Grace McKenna Three Newark-area state representatives — Republican Michael Ramone and Democrats Ed Osienski and John Kowalko — retained their seats with ease on Tuesday. In District 21, Ramone won a fifth term with 82 percent of the vote, compared to Green Party candidate David McCorquodale’s 18 percent. “The […]

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The truth behind Bloom’s sweet deal

The News Journal · October 29, 2016 · Jeff Mordock & Molly Murray Over the last four years, Delawareans have paid nearly $130 million in energy surcharges – a benefit used to attract fuel cell company Bloom Energy to the state five years ago in exchange for a promise of 900 new jobs. Counting the surcharge alone, […]

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Letter: Robscott should back Kowalko

The News Journal · October 21, 2016 · Letter to the Editor · Elizabeth Lee Roberts The upcoming election is an important one for Delaware and our Robscott Manor community. I ask that you support the re-election of Delaware State Representative John Kowalko. I’ve known John for a dozen years now and have the utmost respect and appreciation […]

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Letter: Kowalko listens, takes action

The News Journal · October 20, 2016 · Letter to the Editor · Karen, Jack and Ben Bashkow We ask for your support of John Kowalko for state representative. John has served many years to help make Delaware a better place. I initially met John when he was running for his first term. John was canvassing our neighborhood […]

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