Christina School Board election on April 14

This Tuesday, May 14, there is a very important election scheduled for a Christina School Board position. John Young is an extremely intelligent and dedicated advocate for public school children, educators and families. He has consistently shown the willingness and courage to confront the mercenary corporate reformists who are causing irreparable damage to Delaware public schools. He has used his experience, intellect, and work ethic to allow the public to see the intimate details and harmful effects of Standardized Testing, Common Core curricula, the dismantling of neighborhood schools, and the […]

Support the Christina School District referendum on April 30th

Dear friends, On April 30th, you will have an opportunity to vote on a subject of critical importance to our future. I am personally asking all of you to cast a vote for one of the most important issues facing our children, our families, and our community. The Christina School District is holding an operating referendum to provide funding for over 20,000 children in our community, whether they attend a Christina school, a charter school, or a public school in another district. Christina School District has worked tirelessly to trim costs […]

City of Newark Election Information for April 9th

Dear neighbor, I hope you will get to the polls and cast your vote in the Newark election today, April 9th. I will be voting for Catherine Ciferni for Mayor of Newark, and I also urge you to support Mark Morehead for Council District 1. Additional information about the election is below. John Kowalko State Representative 25th District Newark Letters of support for Catherine Ciferni and Mark Morehead Elections for the City of Newark are today—April 9, 2019—for Mayor and Council Districts 1 and 2. Polls are open from 7 a.m. […]

Vote for Mark Morehead on Tuesday, April 9th

Dear Newark neighbor, Tomorrow, April 9th, you have a distinct choice to make in the election for your District 1 Councilmember. I urge you to vote to reelect Mark Morehead. He is the right person at the right time to protect Newark’s residents and businesses against the special interests that choose to wield the power of their status and financial interests. Mark Morehead is a dedicated, honest public servant who has always put the interests of the residents of Newark first. He has fought for your interests throughout his eight […]

Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP)

The Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP) was restored last year to help cover the costs of pharmaceutical medications for individuals who are poor, elderly, or disabled. If you are struggling with the costs of your medications, the program may be able to help you with up to $3,000 in coverage. You can call (800) 996-9969 (press 0 or stay on the line) to speak to a representative who can assist you or download the application yourself using the link below. Additional information from the Delaware DHSS about the program and eligibility requirements […]

Undo the Republican extortion over minimum wage

The minimum wage protects the poorest of the poor working people. Last year, the Republicans in the House took the state budget hostage in order to create alternative categories to undermine a minimum wage increase. Any elected Democrat who chooses to deliberately ignore the plight of those who are struggling to make ends meet under the false pretense that the Republicans are again threatening to hold up legislation such as the Bond or Grant-in-Aid bills should consider changing their registration or resigning from office. Any elected leader of the Democratic Party […]

New utility rate reductions for Delaware customers in 2019

Delaware Public Advocate Drew Slater has announced additional rate reductions for utility customers in Delaware, in addition to the reductions approved last year for Delmarva electric and gas ratepayers. Thank you to the hard work of Mr. Slater and thirty-eight of my fellow legislators and all the other citizens who fought to ensure that the recent federal corporate tax cuts would go to help ratepayers. Please see the press release below for additional information on the most recent rate reduction. John Kowalko State Representative 25th District Public Service Commission Approves […]

Letter of support for Catherine Ciferni for Mayor of Newark 2019

The letter below is being distributed to all City of Newark residents expressing our support for Catherine Ciferni for Mayor of Newark. We hope you will join us in voting for her on April 9. Dear Neighbor, We are writing to ask you to vote for Catherine Ciferni for Mayor of Newark on April 9, 2019. We have known and worked with Catherine for many years and have been impressed with her grasp of city issues and commitment to government transparency and citizen input. Catherine will be a full-time mayor and will […]

Endorsement of Catherine Ciferni for Newark Mayor

It is a privilege and a pleasure to endorse and support Catherine Ciferni in her bid to become the next Mayor of Newark. As a state representative and resident of the city, I have always insisted that Newark’s elected officials work on behalf of all of the families and residents in Newark without any reservations or special interest agendas. I have worked with Catherine, a longtime civic activist, on many issues over the years and I know her to be extremely engaged and knowledgeable as far as what’s impacting Newark […]

Economic stability requires progressive tax structure

With the start of the new legislative session last week, we must take concrete steps to avoid the last minute budget scramble in June. Delaware needs to improve the long-term stability of its revenue streams by creating two new personal income brackets. HB 14 and HB 15 would create brackets applicable to Delaware taxable income in excess of $125,000 and in excess of $250,000. Currently, our highest bracket is rate is $60,000, and income over that $60,000 is taxed at 6.6% (income below and up to the $60,000 is taxed between […]