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Monday, June 17, 2019

Coastal Zone reforms are on the way

Good afternoon everyone, Delaware is inching toward giving the green light to the redevelopment of a small area of the Coastal Zone. After a lengthy rule-making process that followed the passage of a controversial bill a...

Roadwork is a hot-button issue

Happy Friday, It was a busy week for the website and newsletter as the fiscal year ends in Delaware and the General Assembly wades through a stack of bills. Much of the news we post, including the...

Tilley emerges as a go-to economist

Good afternoon everyone, Wilmington Trust’s Chief Economist Luke Tilley is becoming a go-to guy when it comes to analyzing the state of the economy. Tilley’s views and analyses have caught the attention of the financial media and...

Marijuana legalization bill comes with a bunch of red flags

Good afternoon, Bill Freeborn  offered some powerful arguments in this space  against the marijuana legalization bill now before the General Assembly. Freeborn argues that under the bill a  handful of medical marijuana dispensing locations in the...

Guest view: Medical marijuana moved to back of bus with HB 110

By Bill Freeborn HB 110 seeks to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana at the expense of Delaware medical use patients. Since 2011, Delaware’s medical marijuana industry has been controlled by just three companies.  Two of the state’s...

DowDuPont completes ‘spin cycle’

Good afternoon, DowDuPont is wrapping up a three-way separation this week. DuPont and Corteva  (the combined Dow-DuPont agricultural operation with a Latin-sounding name that reflects its worldwide focus)  are splitting off into two publicly traded companies. Earlier...

Delaware refinery is part of the solution

Good afternoon everyone,  PBF’s Delaware City Refining Co. operation is often portrayed by a member of the legacy  media as a lawless polluter. PBF, like any refiner, has its share of scrapes with critics and the...

Hanging out on Thirsty Thursday

Good afternoon, Early yesterday afternoon I stopped by the Thirsty Thursday segment of the Rick Jensen Show on WDEL. Jensen sent along the invitation after getting wind of a post in this space on Groupon ranking Delaware...

The good times for state revenues won’t last

Good afternoon, It was good to see that the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce endorsed socking away $125 million for tougher times. Earlier, the Delaware Business Roundtable had urged legislators not to use surplus funds for  ...

An editor in chief for your business?

Good afternoon, Earlier this spring, I received a slick paper newsletter from Wilmington contractor EDiS. The carefully crafted print piece contained a number of interesting stories on the company’s projects and people. I read it cover to cover. While...