Kowalko: News Journal Editor’s statement out of line

The News Journal | Letter to the Editor | by Rep. John Kowalko In an obvious misrepresentation of the truth, you make statements in today’s article, “Mike Feeley, executive editor of The News Journal, said the news organization will not be deterred by threats of legal action,” that show that you have apparently not read the letter (from Rep. Williams and myself sent to Attorney General Denn) or you are deliberately misinterpreting the content and intent of the letter. Nowhere in that letter does it state or allude to any legal action […]

Two state lawmakers seek probe into leaked report on State Auditor candidate

Delaware Public Media | by Sarah Mueller Two state representatives endorsing Kathleen Davies for State Auditor are asking Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn to investigate the leak of a report criticizing her. An article in the News Journal earlier this month cited the report that alleges Davies abused her power and failed to follow policies after Wagner placed her in charge while undergoing medical procedures. Davies’ attorney says it’s an attempt to defame and discredit her. Democratic Reps. John Kowalko and Kim Williams say the leak of the report raises […]

Lawmakers demand leak investigation into Kathleen Davies report

In response to the misguided and irresponsible statements of News Journal Executive Editor Mike Feeley unfairly criticizing the letter sent to AG Matt Denn seeking an internal investigation of a releasing of a confidential report, I am including my comments and challenges to Mr. Feeley’s statements in the article copied below. Rep. John Kowalko Mr. Feeley, In an obvious misrepresentation of the truth, you made statements in today’s article (“Mike Feeley, executive editor of The News Journal, said the news organization will not be deterred by threats of legal action”) […]

Candidate Profile: John Kowalko, House District 25

The News Journal | Candidate Profile Office sought: State House of Representatives, 25th District. Party: Democrat Age: 72 Candidate statement: I am a lifelong Democrat. I am an idealist and as a progressive liberal I believe that the people come first. The citizens of Delaware are the only special interest I am totally committed to. Please visit my website for details. Website: https://johnkowalko.com/ Read original article.

Kowalko: Davies endorsement

Delaware State News | Letter to the Editor | by Rep. John Kowalko It is not often that I choose to make an endorsement in a primary election, but sometimes a candidate stands out from the rest and earns my recognition and support. An individual of impeccable integrity, experience, and intelligence best describes Kathleen Davies. Ms. Davies stands above the others in my opinion and will administer the affairs and responsibilities of the auditor’s office with an exceptional consideration for fairness and honesty. I am proud to endorse Kathleen Davies […]

‘Public transportation, not public discrimination’: protesters rally to restore Rodney Square bus routes

WDEL | by Mark Fowser On a sweltering afternoon in Wilmington, disgruntled riders joined community activists and a few elected officials Thursday at a downtown rally and march to demand restoration of bus routes that were diverted away from Rodney Square nearly eight months ago. “Public transportation, not public discrimination” they chanted as they held signs and held a short protest before proceeding from Rodney Square to the Carvel State Office Building several blocks away. There, they delivered petitions containing more than 2,300 signatures to the office of Governor John […]

Kowalko: Governor’s secrecy hurts public trust

The News Journal | Letter to the Editor | by Rep. John Kowalko This governor’s unwillingness to engage and inform the public in matters of significant importance to their quality of life, such as the decision to remove the Rodney Square bus hub, is a violation of the public trust. Implying that some conveniently created policy of “executive privilege” exists is inexcusably wrong. Without full transparency and openness in the government’s decision-making processes, we as legislators cannot and should not expect to have the public’s confidence and trust in the […]

Rodney Square bus hub advocates march to governor’s office, demand action

The News Journal | by Christina Jedra Activists against the dismantling of the Rodney Square bus hub rallied on Thursday, marched to Gov. John Carney’s office building to present a petition and invited the governor and the city’s largest developer to meet with them. About three dozen supporters of the Coalition to Return Bus Service to Rodney Square delivered a letter to Carney’s communications director and BPG co-founder Robert Buccini requesting a meeting to find “a mutually beneficial solution.” “This is about special interests against real people,” said the Rev. […]

Civic groups push for independent review of Delaware LLC laws

WHYY | by Zoë Read The indictment against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort stated nine Delaware business entities were used in the international money laundering and tax fraud scheme he’s charged with running. The Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” allegedly used a Delaware LLC for his drug money. And there also were reports this year that President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen used a Delaware LLC to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to stay silent about her relationship with the president. Those instances and thousands of […]