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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Auditor’s office deserves beefed up staff

Good afternoon, Even hard-core  fiscal hawks should applaud  Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness for seeking more resources for the office. The auditor’s office plays a key role in ensuring that proper procedures are in place when...

The tobacco-vaping  law and semi-adulthood

Good afternoon all, A bill banning sales of cigarettes and vaping gear to people under 21  has been signed into law. The legislation drew fire in some quarters, with Republicans in the House voting  against the measure. The...

Fisker revisited

Good afternoon everyone, When I last checked in on Henrik Fisker, the Danish-born auto designer was at work on a lower cost vehicle. You might remember Fisker as the suave entrepreneur behind the failed Fisker Automotive...

Delaware tax climate – It’s complicated

Good afternoon everyone, A follow-up to Friday’s column on State Rep. John Kowalko’s plan to add to income tax brackets for higher income Delawareans. Kowalko wants to add two higher tax brackets for people earning...

Kowalko back with bill calling for bigger income tax bite for higher income...

Good afternoon, You have to give credit to state Rep. John Kowalko for one thing – he does not give up. Kowalko with some support from a more liberal General Assembly is again proposing adding higher...

Clifton’s challenge

Good afternoon, On Tuesday night, long-time Newark City Council Member Jerry Clifton scored an impressive win in a four-way race Newark mayor. Clifton was able to thread the needle between the desire of residents for a...

Delaware is ‘normal America’

Good afternoon everyone, The refrain we often hear these days is that the elites are out of touch with the rest of America. Too often they focus on coastal areas with  immigrants, people of color and...

The reality of a Main Street  Newark hotel

Good afternoon, I  don’t like the location of the proposed hotel on Main Street that was recently  approved by the Newark City Council. The site lands squarely in my favorite parking area that now offers easy...

Rumors abound  at Dover Downs as new owner takes over

Good afternoon all, There is a hint of irony in rumors that are floating around the Dover Downs community after Rhode Island-based  Twin River acquired the one-casino company. A Delaware State News  story earlier this week...

Delaware (so far) not part of an economic slowdown

Good afternoon everyone, We’ll know more in coming months, but there are scattered economic signs of slowing growth.  So far, Delaware does not seem to be part of the trend. The Center for Economic and Policy Research...