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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Caesar Rodney Institute’s longshot push for a tax cut

Good afternoon, The Caesar Rodney Institute, citing a  big surplus, is pushing for business and personal tax cuts. Recent stimulus legislation has left Delaware in good financial shape, with federal money streaming into the treasury in...
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Amazon weighs in on minimum wage hike and Shupe fires back

Good afternoon, Amazon is no longer a bystander in the debate over a $15 minimum wage. The online giant  took out full-page advertisements in the print editions of  Delaware State News and News Journal, calling for...
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Coons sees a place for smaller bipartisan infrastructure bill

Good afternoon, Delaware U.S. Sen. Chris Coons has not given up on bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate. Politico reported earlier this week that the senator is part of an effort to come up with an $800...
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Could Wesley College taxpayer rescue funds have been put to better use?

Good afternoon, The debate continues over the General Assembly's wisdom spending millions of dollars in taxpayer money in a failed attempt to prop up Wesley College. The acquisition of the college by Delaware State University is...
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Our view: Should Covid restrictions be loosened in Sussex?

Good afternoon, At yesterday's coronavirus briefing, longtime Associated Press Delaware reporter Randall  Chase asked whether restrictions would be tightened if cases continue to rise.  Gov. John Carney did not rule anything out but expressed the hope...
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Viewpoint: Philly Fed’s Harker sees Delaware’s economic recovery as a work in progress

(The following is the text of remarks by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and former University of Delaware President Patrick Harker at a virtual event sponsored by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The views...
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J&J vaccine pause another bump in Delaware’s vaccination road

Good afternoon. We are getting an education in science and statistics after today's news that the Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in using Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. The FDA's recommendation - which will be...
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Corporate cannabis, legalization backers duke it out

Good afternoon, It isn't every day that you get a 1,600-word, four-page press release on pending legislation. But that's what happened last week after a Zoom hearing on a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana and...
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Amtrak’s 2035 expansion plan includes Scranton and other burgs

Hey, it's Friday, As "Amtrak Joe" Biden rolled out a nearly  $2  trillion infrastructure bill, the government-owned railroad has an ambitious plan of its own coming down the tracks. Plans in legislation and Amtrak call for...
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The Florida-Delaware Covid comparison

Good afternoon, Gov. John Carney has been coming under increasing fire by the state's small business community for lingering Covid-19 restrictions. The latest to chime in was Rob Martinelli, publisher of Delaware Today and the Delaware...