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Friday, September 13, 2019

A lodging tax dilemma for Kent County & Dover

Good afternoon, We are beginning to see a debate in Dover over the lodging tax that should have occurred at Legislative Hall. Over the past year the General Assembly signed off on giving counties and municipalities...

Delaware’s many recessions

Good afternoon everyone, At some points, Delaware’s long-running economic recovery felt bumpy. The Quartz digital site may have come up with an explanation. The site used federal figures to calculate the number of recessions – defined...

Jennings takes an activist stance on consumer issues

Good afternoon, Things are changing in the Attorney General’s Office We saw evidence of this when AG General Kathy Jennings   joined eight other Democrats holding the post in filing a suit  challenging the Securities & Exchange Commission’s...

Revised coastal zone regs becoming a reality

Good afternoon everyone, The long process of updating the Coastal Zone Act has reached a conclusion with new regulations becoming effective on Sept. 11. It comes a couple of years after passage of a bill that...

A bumpy road ranking report

Good afternoon, Commentaries from the Caesar Rodney Institute are not especially popular among legislators of the majority party. One of the latest memos  from the free-market-oriented think tank might not be embraced by members of either...

The urge to merge hits hospitals

Hello everyone A wave of consolidation is being felt within  Delaware and Maryland hospital systems. A textbook example is a pending merger between Salisbury’s Peninsula and Seaford’s Nanticoke Health Services. Nanticoke needed a   partner as Bayhealth and...

Do we need a recession countdown?

Good afternoon, Many are getting uncomfortable with the drumbeat of media coverage on a possible recession. Yes, there are signs of a slowdown,  but I see nothing that is signaling a major downturn, despite what you...

A Styrofoam ban and a certain  landfill

Good afternoon everyone, We haven’t heard a peep of late about Dart Container’s plans to move distribution sites to Delaware. The company, best known for its red Solo cups (a staple of college parties and country and...

Another record month for Delaware Business Now

Hello everyone,  August  was another record month for Delaware Business Now's website.  A combination of breaking news pieces and stories not featured in the local media aided the performance.  Our opt-in five-day-a-week newsletter also set a record...

Concord Pike’s makeover is underway

Good afternoon all, Monday’s column on changes on Kirkwood Highway brought a response from a business owner who opened an establishment a few years ago along the heavily traveled route. His assessment was more upbeat than...