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. […]
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
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
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
“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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]