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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Viewpoint: Time to end surprise tax increases

It was a sign of the times when the  Delaware General Assembly slipped into the dysfunctional mode we see in Washington, D.C. Early Saturday morning, the process of coming up with a budget ground to...
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Viewpoint: State room tax revenue grab will damage Delaware economy

By Sarah Willoughby, executive director, and William Sullivan,  chairman of the board of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau Absent the efforts of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau and other local tourism...

Viewpoint: This time, Rep. Kowalko wants the little guy to pay up

State  Rep. John Kowalko’s legislation to raise the annual fee for limited liability companies comes  as no big surprise. Over the years, the cantankerous Democrat has focused on raising taxes for the wealthy and businesses under the...

Viewpoint: Tourism pays its own way – Don’t cut promotion budget

By William Sullivan Sullivan is the  Chairman of the Board, Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau The State of Delaware is facing a serious financial challenge as the current deficit is in the range of $400...

Opinion: An overlooked vote of confidence for Wilmington

It is hard to overstate the impact of recent moves in downtown Wilmington involving Capital One, the DuPont Building and yesterday's news of a $23 million hotel on the riverfront.   $200 million of this money will go...

Viewpoint: Lavelle wants us to choose between clean water, clean energy

By Tony DePrima DePrima  is executive director of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Sen. Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) is proposing a bad choice for Delawareans: Clean air or clean water. Lavelle says we can’t afford both. Senator Lavelle...

Viewpoint: TransPerfect group tries to bully state

The case of the sale of TransPerfect is a head-scratcher for many reasons. Typically when you have a profitable company and the partners don’t get along, one buys out the other or the enterprise is...

Viewpoint: Another path for the DowDuPont merger

Those of us who wonder about the structure of  DowDuPont  post-merger are not alone. Investment analyst Bernstein, which has been rather bullish on the deal, now questions the composition of two of three companies that...

Viewpoint: Newark’s parking riddle and the couch potato crowd

Any  discussion of Main Street Newark always includes parking. The latest dust-up  was spurred by a story in the  Newark Post about  owners of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant  not ruling out a departure from their...

Common Wealth Award winners honored

Three  achievers were honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 36th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards, presented last week in a private ceremony and dinner at the Hotel duPont  recognize individuals...