Tag: Delaware

Delaware: The Next Colorado?

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Delaware: The Next Colorado?

We are at a tipping point in the movement for legalization of marijuana, just as the Hate Amendment in California was the tipping point in the marriage equality movement. The latest Gallup poll shows that 58 percent of American favor pot legalization. Kevin Drum predicts that marijuana will be generally legal by 2019. And 24/Wall Street is now out with an article that predicts the next 11 states that will legalize marijuana. Where does Delaware rank among the most 11 most likely states?

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A Look Inside The Mind Of A Charter Advocate

Filed in National by on January 11, 2013 8 Comments

Over at Kilroy’s an interesting comment from Publius e decere was posted laying out his/her vision concerning charter schools and vouchers. It is quite enlightening. Come inside to see.

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Happy New Year Delaware!

Filed in Delaware by on December 31, 2012 2 Comments
Happy New Year Delaware!

When it comes to the end of the year, I’ve always preferred to look ahead, and with Governor Markell saying he expects Delaware to take up marriage equality, 2013 is already looking bright and promising.

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Not Gonna Happen

Filed in Delaware by on October 26, 2012 15 Comments

I just got a press release from DelDOT that has a lot of good information about storm prep, including road projects that have been postponed due to the impending conflagration (95 @202 will NOT be closed this weekend). Among the suggestions for storm safety was this gem: DelDOT is requesting that political campaigns do what […]

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The Polls are Closed: Primary Election Results Thread

Filed in National by on September 11, 2012 111 Comments

The polls are now closed. The poll workers are tabulating results and phoning them in.  Hopefully the candidates are having their signs gathered in hopes of reuse in two months.

The Department of Elections website is here.

Post the results you find interesting below.

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Great States to Live in for the Future

Filed in Delaware, National by on August 14, 2012 17 Comments
Great States to Live in for the Future

Gallup developed what it calls the Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing Index to try to determine the states with the best expectations for future livability. Sad to report, Delaware is not in the top 10. We are in the bottom 10, though.

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Big Idea Wednesday: The New Jim Crow

Filed in Delaware by on August 1, 2012 66 Comments

I have wanted to do a regular post to motivate myself to come up with content that would stimulate discussion and make my brain move. I’m hoping that this will be that vehicle. This week’s big idea comes from my friend Phillip Bannowsky.  Some day I’ll be drummed out of the corps for having him […]

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Local Music Scene Report 7/27

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Delaware by on July 27, 2012 30 Comments
Local Music Scene Report 7/27

Sorry this blog is so ridiculously late this week. I’ve been in NYC for my day job and, well, needless to say I haven’t really had a lot of time to sit in front of a computer screen doing personal things. Nonetheless, here we are again. Thank you to everyone who came out to last week’s Ladybug Festival! It was a huge success and we are definitely doing it again. Also, lest you thought I was joking about being the redhead losing her mind at the front of the crowd for OK Go’s set at Firefly last week, take a look at this photo from the Firefly Facebook Page.

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BREAKING: Gilligan Retiring

Filed in National by on June 30, 2012 53 Comments

Delaware House of Representatives Speaker Bob Gilligan has announced his retirement.

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Delaware Is Just Too Much Fun

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on May 4, 2012 1 Comment
Delaware Is Just Too Much Fun

Courtesy of The Onion.

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Question of the Day

Filed in National by on April 30, 2012 10 Comments
Question of the Day

Why does Delaware seemingly not enforce school zone speed limits?

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Are Police in Delaware Tracking You?

Filed in National by on April 29, 2012 12 Comments
Are Police in Delaware Tracking You?

If you haven’t had the chance to read Sean O’Sullivan’s article in Sunday’s News Journal about the ability of the police in Delaware to track you via your cell phone, you should do so now.

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Delaware Receives F in Air Quality

Filed in National by on April 26, 2012 9 Comments
Delaware Receives F in Air Quality

In unsurprising news, sadly, Delaware receives a grade of F from the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2012 report card.

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Can Newt Gingrich Win Delaware?

Filed in Delaware by on April 24, 2012 18 Comments
Can Newt Gingrich Win Delaware?

Politico’s Ginger Gibson — yes, that Ginger Gibson — writes about Gingrich’s hope, the “dangerous state of Delaware”.

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Franchise Tax Revenue Not Keeping Up With Spending

Filed in National by on April 8, 2012 7 Comments
Franchise Tax Revenue Not Keeping Up With Spending

Jonathan Starky (@jwstarkey) has good article in today’s New Journal about what potentially would be a boring article to many except readers of this blog: “Revenues keep dropping in key state income source: Corporation fees falling as businesses decide not to go public”. Delaware’s franchise tax is the state’s primary source of that corporate taxation, […]

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How Not To Fight Graffiti

Filed in National by on April 6, 2012 20 Comments
How Not To Fight Graffiti

Does Delaware opt for stiffer penalties for those convicted of graffiti or do we think of another way?

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Markell’s Elephant in the Room: Fisker

Filed in National by on April 4, 2012 23 Comments

We were conned like everyone else. But for three years the Boxwood plant remains empty and will likely remain so. No 1,500 jobs. And with the recent news articles in the Times, WSJ and TNJ, we’ve learned that Fisker was playing the long con. Now that we all see we’ve been bamboozled, what will Markell’s reaction be? After months of publicly ignoring the elephant in the room, what will be the Administration’s response be today and in the future? What is Markell’s Plan B for Boxwood?

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Ron Williams On Double Dippers

Filed in Delaware by on June 16, 2011 16 Comments

Ron Williams writes about an auditor’s report and AG opinion on “double dipping” by state legislators.

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*UPDATED* Delaware Senate Passes Civil Unions Bill

Filed in National by on April 7, 2011 14 Comments

The civil unions bill passed the Delaware Senate 13-6-2.

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Civil Unions Bill Passes First Test

Filed in Delaware by on March 31, 2011 4 Comments

The Civil Unions bill was voted out of committee yesterday in the Senate. They also heard testimony about how civil unions will lead to grandfathers taking granddaughters to hotels.

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New State Budget Proposal

Filed in Delaware by on March 24, 2011 10 Comments

The General Assembly and the Governor’s office have released their plan on state worker benefits and pensions.

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Equality Delaware Poll: Delaware Favors Civil Unions By Large Margin

Filed in Delaware by on March 17, 2011 18 Comments

Equality Delaware released a poll showing that Delaware voters support civil unions by a 2:1 margin – 62% support, 31% opposed.

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Liberal Things To Do

Filed in Delaware by on February 24, 2011 12 Comments

If you have an open evening on Saturday, you may consider heading over to Theatre N for a screening of Inside Job at 8:30, followed by a Q&A session about the current state of Financial Regulation. One of the people that will participate in the discussion is Greg Wilson, Communications Director with the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council. Greg is a great resource for all things FinReg. If you can’t make Saturday night, there are other showings throughout the weekend, but the discussion after the Saturday showing promises to be interesting and enlightening.

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Former Governor Russell Peterson Has Died

Filed in National by on February 22, 2011 22 Comments

Former governor Russell Peterson has died. He was 94.

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Delaware Delegation Proposes National Park

Filed in Delaware by on February 11, 2011 6 Comments

The Delaware Congressional delegation introduced a bill to designate a national park in the state.

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