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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., March 28, 2017

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So, it turns out that the killing of the death penalty was not final.  When the Delaware Supreme Court held that the statute was unconstitutional, it was like waving a red flag in front of a bull.  Or, bull-headed legislators. Hence, the “Extreme Crimes Prevention Act”, which the News-Journal reports will be introduced next week.  […]

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March 28, 2017 Open Thread

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March 28, 2017 Open Thread

Police scramble to find cause of rash of heroin overdoses; No cause yet in large Wilmington fire; Ospreys arrive back in Delaware; State ESSA plan nears completion, concerns about 5-star rating system linger; Goal of Newark Train station is to connect Philly-to-DC

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March 27, 2017 Open Thread

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March 27, 2017 Open Thread

4 dead in one day from heroin in Delaware; Man, 30, is 13th fatally shot in Wilmington this year; 1 business destroyed, others damaged after massive fire on Market Street in Wilmington; It’s a homecoming for Christina’s new Superintendent; Delaware jobless rate ticks up again for February

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March 25, 2017 Open Thread

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March 25, 2017 Open Thread

The frontline of child abuse in Delaware; $15.5 million bridge project awarded, will close Del. 141; Two 23-year-old men shot in Wilmington, police say; Marijuana legalization bill announced by Delaware state Senator Margaret Rose-Henry

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Carney Channels Trump’s Mick Mulvaney

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Carney Channels Trump’s Mick Mulvaney

Delaware non-profits are on alert as Gov. Carney starts looking at cutting funds for domestic abuse victims. Carney might as well start talking about compassion for Greenville Democrats. Disgusting.

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March 24, 2017 Open Thread

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March 24, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware OKs rare land swap of historic mill property; Target in Brandywine Hundred receives bomb threat; New data: Delaware dropout, graduation rates improve; PJM shares new Artificial Island transmission plan with state lawmakers; Woodside woman gets busted with drugs in Vaughn prison

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., March 23, 2017

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“Shared Sacrifice”. Does that phrase sound familiar?  It is the phrase that Gov. Jack Markell used during the economic crisis of 2008 and beyond.  It meant that all Delawareans would have to share in the pain in order lift Delaware out of the economic recession. It is the exact same phrase that Gov. Carney has […]

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March 23, 2017 Open Thread

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March 23, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware JobLink site hack puts 200,000 at risk; Delaware schools plan includes 5-star rating system; Delaware native, ex-Phillies manager Dallas Green dies at 82; Mother who lost son to addiction: trying to find help in Delaware was like ‘finding a rose in a snowstorm'; Local governments in Delaware could be prohibited from passing breed specific legislation against pit bulls

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 22, 2017

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Quite the productive legislative day.  Perhaps the first one this year.  The House passed Rep. Bentz’ access to TANF bill with only one no vote: Sussex County’s Rich Collins.  Sean Matthews scored a two-fer with the passage of his bill to forestall dropping out of school (Briggs King and Yearick voted no, Spiegelman went not […]

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March 22, 2017 Open Thread

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March 22, 2017 Open Thread

Christina and Sanctuary status, Red-light refund, Vaughn warden reassigned, New Castle County names its first African American police chief

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General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., March 21, 2017

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16 tons of bullshit and whaddayaget? Another day older and $35.6 million deeper in debt.  The budget hole is up to $386 mill and counting.  Hey, I’ve got an idea.  Why not do a property tax revision on Delaware properties owned by those who do not officially reside in Delaware?  And, of course, propose two […]

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March 21, 2017 Open Thread

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March 21, 2017 Open Thread

Funeral assistance for firefighters, Man passes out at Mickey Ds for 3rd DUI, Delaware lawmakers look to encourage attendance, Denn sues Newark landlords over fraud claims, Kent County Levy Court commissioner election set for Tuesday

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First Day of Spring Open Thread

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First Day of Spring Open Thread

Siegel Jewish center rally, Police using drones, Prison reform, Gun Industry in Delaware

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March 18, 2017 Open Thread: Beach Edition

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March 18, 2017 Open Thread: Beach Edition

Rehoboth Beach fire, tent, canopy ban passes (link) Rehoboth City Hall will have spectacular views (link) $1 million Bethany fire is still under investigation (link)

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St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread

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St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread

Denn and Drug laws, Tax Hikes for Wilmington, Prison Guards Upset, List of Breweries in Delaware

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March 16, 2017 Open Thread

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March 16, 2017 Open Thread

Fuel efficiency, DNREC chief approved, Ice Missiles, Widow of murdered correctional officer refuses meeting with Carney, A.I. duPont boys basketball team

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 15, 2017

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 15, 2017

So many questions.

Will John Carney propose a budget before or after his Endless Coffee Klatch Tour? It now extends into late April. The tour, that is.

What, if any, proposals will members of the General Assembly introduce to close the $350 million budget gap?

Will Jellyfish John permit Sen. Nicole Poore to singlehandedly end the term of Patrice Gilliam-Johnson as Secretary of Labor?

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March 15, 2017 Open Thread

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March 15, 2017 Open Thread

Ice instead of snow, False kidnap reporting, Joe’s favorite JoeBama meme, Guard union negotiation, Dover City Manager Scott D. Koenig to retire

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March 14, 2017 Open Thread

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March 14, 2017 Open Thread

Kidnappings and robbery related, Storm craps out, More prison officers needed, Joe Biden, Gas Prices

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Delaware Elections 2018: United States Senate, aka the Race to Change the Face of Delaware Politics

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Delaware Elections 2018: United States Senate, aka the Race to Change the Face of Delaware Politics

This race has the potential to be the most important Delaware race in at least 45 years.  In 1972, upstart Joe Biden defeated incumbent US Senator J. Caleb Boggs in a year where the D’s suffered defeat after defeat (It was the Nixon defeats McGovern presidential landslide). It’s quite possible that the 2018 US Senatorial […]

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Hurrah for Longhurst

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Hurrah for Longhurst

Delaware Public radio is reporting that “House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst (D-Bear) is calling on the state to restore funding for public after-school programs”. This is a good start, no, a great start.

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March 13, 2017 Open Thread

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March 13, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware’s drug war must change, Winter Storm, UDance marathon, Pike Creek blaze

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March 12, 2017 Open Thread

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March 12, 2017 Open Thread

Oberly resigns, Snow is coming, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Smyrna wins basketball title

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March 11, 2017 Open Thread

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March 11, 2017 Open Thread

Repeal and Replace in Delaware, Delaware City Refinery fined $150K, Dover Election Board, Winter Weather, Harriet Tubman Day, Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC Match Preview, New Receivers for Eagles

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Republicans Hate People Voting

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Republicans Hate People Voting

Two bills have been introduced to change absentee voting in Delaware. But Delaware Republicans will most likely stand in the way because they concept of an oligarchy hates it when people vote.

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