Tag: Delaware legislature

Today’s Word Is: Petulant

Filed in Delaware by on October 8, 2015 30 Comments
Today’s Word Is: Petulant

Petulant.   pet·u·lant ˈpeCHələnt/ adjective (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered. Imagine this. You’re attending or employed by a large land grant university that receives a measly 11.9% (down from 18.9%)  of its funding from the State’s general fund, that was previously able to partake in the State’s group benefits purchasing power […]

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Guest Post: Child Abusers Astroturfing

Filed in Delaware by on June 29, 2012 9 Comments

One of our readers, Brooke Bovard, has written this guest post. Delaware, as a ‘blue’ state, and without much to steal, is new to the game of being targeted by the Right. Sure, they tried to foist Christine O’Donnell on us, but they can’t be trying too hard, right? Sadly, wrong. A case in point […]

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Unshiny Objects

Filed in National by on November 8, 2010 9 Comments

We’ve had enough of the shiny objects that take our eyes off the ball of governing locally and statewide.  Christine O’Donnell has had a house dropped on her, Sharon Angle has run away from the press for good and Charlie Crist is cleaning out his desk.  I grant you that the Protack sockpuppetry and the […]

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A Path to Good High-Paying Jobs in Delaware

Filed in National by on June 27, 2010 45 Comments

You may not know it, but there is a jobs bill in Dover that can’t seem to get a vote.  Speaker Gilligan has been dragging his feet on putting the jobs bill on the floor.  I am a little amazed by that fact, since it is a jobs bill that doesn’t even have a fiscal […]

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Live Video of the KWS Hearing

Filed in National by on April 13, 2010 15 Comments

This may or may not work, but hopefully there will be a live stream of the hearing for Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart. My fingers are crossed…

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Questions for the Insurance Commissioner

Filed in National by on April 8, 2010 24 Comments

Next week, a joint committee will be holding a hearing with the Insurance Commissioner, Karen Weldin Stewart to discuss a BCBS issue and allegations raised by the partisan, Caesar Rodney Institute.  DelawareLiberal may be in attendance at the hearing, but all of the questions will be issued by the members of the committee. However, I […]

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DE Sports and Video Lottery Commission Recommends Against New Casinos

Filed in National by on January 13, 2010 38 Comments

…or — perhaps we should call this Watching the Delaware Legislature Put Their Ninny Hats On. Ginger Gibson at the News Journal documents the atrocities.

This is a completely mind-boggling recommendation by this Commission and flies in the face of the recommendations (and data gathered) by their own commissioned study:

Several lawmakers insisted that any financial harm to the existing racetracks was unacceptable, even if job losses there were compensated for with new jobs at new venues.

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Post Your Legislative Wish List Here!

Filed in National by on January 11, 2010 43 Comments

Tomorrow, the Delaware Legislature goes back into session in Dover. Two things seem a good bet — getting a budget this year when there are still revenue shortfalls is going to be brutal and the legislature will continue their dysfunctional behavior to get to that budget. We keep hearing about detailed reviews of state agencies to look for efficiencies or even eliminations. I’m definitely expecting to see that in some detail this year. And I fully expect that repubs will stamp their feet over it all while offering nothing to fix the budget problems.

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Kowalko on TV Tonight

Filed in Delaware, National by on September 25, 2009 1 Comment

This evening, WHYY debuts their new Delaware-oriented news magazine “First”.  This is apparently a replacement for their daily “news no one watches.” On the debut episode, John Kowalko is featured to discuss the state budget mess (past, present and future).  Tune in at 10:00 to see what’s happening in Delaware and get some insight from […]

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What to Expect From Delaware Liberal Tonight

Filed in Delaware by on June 30, 2009 7 Comments

This is the last day of the legislative session in Dover.  Unstable Isotope and I (at a minimum) will be in attendance and passing along reports.  Many of our reports will be available via Twitter (@liberalgeek and @UnstableIsotope), Nemski and DelawareDem will be monitoring the tweets.  El Somnambulo will be listening to the audio stream […]

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UPDATE: Sen. Thurman Adams Died of Pancreatic Cancer

Filed in Delaware by on June 23, 2009 38 Comments
UPDATE: Sen. Thurman Adams Died of Pancreatic Cancer

Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Thurman Adams died this morning. No other information is available at this time but we will update and promote this post as new information becomes available. Sincerest condolences to his family. SECOND UPDATE: The News Journal is reporting that Senator Adams had Pancreatic cancer. Adams, 80, was admitted to Kent […]

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JFC Says: Pay No Attention to the Little Man Behind the Curtain

Filed in Delaware by on February 3, 2009 16 Comments

If you read this NJ article, you read a bunch of legislators on the JFC who are clearly supportive of HB1 — but not when it comes to them and the workings of the JFC: JFC co-leaders Sen. Nancy Cook, D-Kenton, and Rep. Dennis P. Williams, D-Wilmington North, said they hope the JFC will continue […]

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Republican Takes McWilliams seat

Filed in Delaware by on December 20, 2008 22 Comments

I am sorry to report that Republican Thomas Kovach was elected today over Mike Migliore by a margin of 73 votes.  This brings the number of Republicans in the House to 17 (24 for the Democrats).

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Vote Saturday

Filed in Delaware by on December 19, 2008 4 Comments

Man, this snuck up up on me.  On Saturday is the special election to replace Diana McWilliams (who is moving to New Mexico) in the 6th RD.  Democrat Mike Migliore is facing off against Republican Tom Kovach.  Migliore is a lawyer in Wilmington and is a former aide to Joe Biden. If you live in […]

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