Delaware legislators appeal to Trump on immigration issue

Delaware State News | Letter to the Editor | by Democratic Members of the Delaware General Assembly 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 Exiles.” Today, nearly half of the American people are descendants of the very immigrants that entered the United States through Ellis Island. They all came here looking for their piece […]

Where is Delaware’s economy headed?

The News Journal | Opinion | by Rep. 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 all legislators is where is Delaware’s economy headed and what has this administration done to exacerbate the decline. AstraZeneca is just the most recent failure of a costly economic adventure paid for with taxpayer resources. In 1999, […]

Kowalko: Economic policy or unconditional surrender in Delaware?

Delaware State News | Opinion | by Rep. 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 all legislators is the direction that Delaware’s economy is headed and what this Administration has done to exacerbate the decline. AstraZeneca is just the most recent failure of a costly economic adventure payed for with taxpayer resources. […]

Letter: Robscott should back Kowalko

The News Journal | Letter to the Editor | by 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 for his hard work and dedication to our neighborhood. He has always been there for us and we need him to be able to continue to represent us. In my 47 years in this home, I have […]

Letter: Kowalko listens, takes action

The News Journal | Letter to the Editor | by Karen, Jack & 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 on Hunter Forge Road. He began to talk to me about issues he found had the interest of many of his constituents. I immediately introduced him to our pressing issue of funds for adults and children […]

Kowalko: Delaware’s image – What lies beneath the shadows

The News Journal | Delaware Voice | by Rep. John Kowalko Delaware is a pro-business state. It is relatively simple to form a company. We have no corporate income tax, and we even have special courts to handle corporate disputes. These courts have provided for an unmatched experience and understanding of the issues involved in commercial enterprises. These factors provide our state with a competitive advantage that has made us the choice for legal residence of nearly two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies. However, recently our state’s reputation has suffered because of […]

Kowalko: TPP – An abdication of workers’ rights

Delaware State News | Letter to the Editor | by Rep. John Kowalko All Americans should absolutely and resoundingly oppose the American worker-rights concession known as the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement. It has numerous, irreconcilable flaws and will cause much horrible damage to working families and American businesses. I will only list a few of the nearly dozen reasons that all should oppose this dereliction of duty. First, the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text allows multinational companies to challenge U.S. laws, regulations and safeguards through a provision called “investor-to-state dispute settlement” […]

Kowalko: Delaware LLC law – facilitator or conspirator?

Delaware State News | Letter to the Editor | by Rep. John Kowalko I filed HB 442 on June 23. It’s a bill to reform Delaware’s LLC licensing process to protect the integrity of the system and prevent illegal and illicit activities from being perpetrated. Recent worldwide media accounts have tarnished Delaware’s reputation as a leader in corporate investment, with oftentimes valid questions raised as to the willingness of Delaware and its citizens to provide an unquestioning attitude towards companies that incorporate here or form LLCs. The questionable behavior of […]

Kowalko: Delaware economy stalled due to flat tires on the bus

Delaware State News | Letter to the Editor | by Rep. John Kowalko Once again, as we rapidly approach the June deadline, the Delaware General Assembly is boarding this administration’s economic stability/budget bus. Once again, the bus is fitfully careening forward on nearly flat tires. The primary reason leading to this predicament has been this administration’s policy of deflating those tires of their revenue by irresponsibly pushing policies and laws that have taken corporate welfare to a new level. The General Assembly and various agencies such as DEDO (Delaware Economic Development […]

Kowalko: Better a lit match in the ballot box

The News Journal | Delaware Voice | by Rep. John Kowalko When a 12 percent Bernie Sanders’ margin of victory in the Wyoming primary translates into a two-to-one delegate deficit for the winner, due to the Democratic Party, super-delegate aberration we can clearly identify a serious problem facing the sanctity of the electoral process. Here in Delaware as we rapidly approach the day, April 26, when Delawareans will be able to cast their vote of preference for the Democratic standard bearer in the presidential election, we are given small consolation in […]