CZA: Profits and False Hopes

June 9, 2017 “By what measure do we evaluate and trade the health of the environment, the health of the ecology and the health of our citizens for business opportunities that profit and enrich the shareholders of these corporations. This has certainly become the mantra of the current regime in Washington. Profits are the only […]

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House Dems urge action against American Health Care Act

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2017 The following letter was signed by all 25 members of the House Democratic Caucus and sent to Sen. Carper and Sen. Coons expressing their concern about the American Health Care Act and its impact on Delaware and the entire country. Dear Sens. Coons and Carper, Cancer will destroy any […]

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Time to Raise Revenue and End Corporate Welfare

June 3, 2017 After reviewing the press advisory, available below, from Delaware’s House and Senate leadership regarding the unanticipated postponement of the Joint Finance Committee meetings, I felt compelled to analyze what message was intended by this action. I consider most of the DEFAC revenue subcommittee report as a regurgitation of failed economic ideas and […]

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Are Democratic Ideals and Principals Now Relics of the Past?

May 22, 2017 In a decision that I can only interpret as a betrayal of the core principles and ideals of Democrats, ten 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 by Representative Mike Ramone and co-sponsored exclusively by […]

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State Legislators Join Delaware NAACP to Request AG Opinion on Charter School Legislation

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2017 State Representative Charles Potter, Jr. (1st District) (302) 528-5279 | cpjr00@aol.com State Representative Dr. Stephanie T. Bolden (2nd District) (302) 528-5279 | stephaniet.bolden@state.de.us State Representative John Kowalko (25th District) (302) 547-9351 | john.kowalko@state.de.us Linwood Jackson, President, Delaware NAACP State Conference destconferenceofbranchesnaacp@yahoo.com Attorney General Legal Opinion Requested on Legality of […]

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Opposition to Automatic Increases to Delmarva Customer Bills

May 4, 2017 Recently, representatives and lobbyists for Exelon and Delmarva Power & Light have been circulating proposed legislation that would impose a surcharge of up to $17 million in between electric rate cases and up to $7 million in between gas rate cases for a total of $24 million on Delaware consumers for a […]

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Hard Budget Choices Topic of Progressive Democrat Forum, Public Invited

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2017 On May 3, 2017, Progressive Democrats for Delaware will host a Forum on Delaware’s Budget Proposals Panelists include: Governor Carney’s Cabinet Secretary of Finance, Rick Geisenberger; State Representative J. J. Johnson; and State Representative John Kowalko. Panelists will discuss the current state of the budget, budget issues, and proposals […]

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A Healthy Economy Lies Just Offshore

March 22, 2017 In February, I flew to London at the invitation of the British Embassy to spend a week of meetings and site visits reviewing the remarkable story of economic and environmental progress made by Great Britain with its offshore wind generation program. The success story in the United Kingdom can and should be […]

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Progressive Taxation Policy — Beneficial to All

March 14, 2017 There are many common misperceptions of what constitutes “progressive taxation,” and I feel I should take a moment to detail and define the concept and value of this policy. The progressive taxation approach is to create higher tax brackets for those with higher incomes—for example, a minimally higher 0.5% on earnings over […]

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Report Released on Health Care for Delawareans

Health Care for America Now! A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Health Care February 2017 Since December, the Republicans leading Congress have proposed nothing but reckless plans when it comes to health care. We all know that there’s a lot of room for improvement in our health care system, […]

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