Feds OK Emirati company lease of port (Xerxes Wilson)

Despite reportedly final federal approvals of this deal, concerns continue to be expressed that it could prove to be a modern-day Trojan horse.
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Carney signs $4.3B budget, awards bonuses (Brandon Holveck)

Agreeing on a state budget was much smoother this year than last. Read More…

Show the real cost of "green energy" mandates (David Stevenson)

The renewable energy cost disclosure on Delmarva Power bills was a good idea, and CRI has been proven right about the high cost of the tariff for Bloom Energy fuel cell power. Read More…

We currently have a golden opportunity to fix Delaware's finances (Paul Morrill)

Business leaders seem supportive of the "budget smoothing" proposal, but why haven't the "revenue reform elements" been put on the table? Read More…

"Budget smoothing" just rebranded term for budget cuts (John Kowalko)

Liberal legislator urges a serious debate of the "budget smoothing" proposal, which advocates appear to be maneuvering to avoid. Read More…

State workers get paid parental leave (Scott Goss)

Compensation and benefits for state employees are the biggest cost element in the state budget, and it's far from clear that this latest enhancement was fiscally responsible. Read More…

Assault weapons vote a moment of truth (editorial)

The fate of the proposed "assault weapons" ban in Delaware may be decided this week. Read More…

Time for a public option for healthcare in Delaware (Sen. Margaret Rose Henry)

A retiring DE senator proposes a study group that could carry on her efforts. Read More…

Here are 4 healthcare bills to know about (Meredith Newman)

Of the four healthcare bills reported, three are political slam dunks. The proposal to link doctor reimbursement rates to Medicare rates may be warranted in Delaware, but at best it's a stopgap solution for one aspect of a much bigger problem. Read More…

Fix Delaware's budget while times are good (DE Business Roundtable & DE State Chamber of Commerce)

DE business leaders back the budget smoothing proposal without getting into the particulars. Read More…

Bloom reveals $157M loss in '17 (Karl Baker)

The Bloom Energy IPO is not clearly supported by the company's track record to date, but technology IPOs are in vogue and they may well be successful. Read More…

Bump stock bill signed into law (Karl Baker)

Republicans face across the board defeat on gun controls in this session; crucial vote on the assault weapons bill ban is expected next week. Read More…

Amendment proposes "smooth" state budgets (Karl Baker)

The proposed DE constitutional amendment is a mess, and there's another shoe to drop (tax proposals to broaden the tax base). It would be a big mistake to let the proposals be rushed through in the last few days of this legislative session. Read More…

Opioid tax would help battle addiction crisis (editorial)

Conservatives should welcome an opioids tax because the money would be invested in a good cause. Read More…

A truce in Delaware's charter school conflict (Matthew Albright)

Unionization of teachers at the Wilmington Charter School won't necessarily be the "start of a beautiful friendship," but it could help to reduce the animus between the two sides. Read More…

Attacks over assault weapons ban unfounded (David McBride)

Sen. McBride denies trying to delay action on an assault weapons ban. Read More…

Equal rights amendment gets closer (Karl Baker)

ERA amendment to Delaware constitution would ensure future litigation, but it looks like a done deal. Read More…

From gun controls to marijuana laws (Scott Goss)


General Assembly will be very busy in June, and some of the ideas being proposed are undesirable. Be vigilant! Read More…

Don't turn schools into fortresses (Aaron Kupchik)

Critique of school safety proposal features unsupported assertions and fails to present the logic and evidence on which the proposal was based Also, it doesn't appear that the proponent of the bill (Sen. Dave Lawson) was afforded an opportunity to make his case. Read More…

Stop stalling on assualt weapons ban (Matthew Albright)

News Journal slams Democratic political tactics in the General Assembly, says assault weapons ban bill deserves a timely vote whether it's going to pass or not. Read More…
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