Commentary: Long Neck traffic concerns being addressed

As state representative, traffic safety concerns along several roadways in the Long Neck area are among some of the issues that I am often contacted about to seek my assistance. I appreciate local residents’ continued advocacy on this important issue, as the safety on Route 5 (Indian Mission Road) and adjoining intersections remains a top […]

Commentary: Disclosure bills continue to be blocked in Delaware legislature

Two proposals seeking to make candidates and lawmakers more responsible for their actions have a long and unfortunate history of being killed in the General Assembly. Currently pending action in the House Administration Committee, House Bill 137 would require that all candidates running in the general election disclose if they have unpaid state or federal […]

Commentary: Drainage project coming along in Oak Orchard

A major drainage improvement project that Sen. Gerald Hocker and I have advocated for over the past six years has achieved another milestone for citizens residing in the Oak Orchard area of Millsboro. I am pleased to report that the project to fix improper drainage — often the result of tidal and storm-related flooding — […]

Commentary: Delaware must do better with its correctional system

You have to know justice before you can provide justice. In other words: “No justice, if you don’t know justice.” And, when we know better, we’ll do better. After a couple of years of observation, investigation and advocating, I have reached the conclusion that the challenges and problems in the Delaware correctional system are directly […]

Commentary: Commitment to education must be worth investment

Each year, I meet with top high school students in my district and, each time, they ask for “life skill” instructions, including information on balancing a check book, taking out loans, and basic how-to skills. Each year, they indicate their desire for more career counseling and preparation, and each year they have no idea that […]

COMMENTARY: The high cost of emergency transport

“Warning! Fasten your seat belt! You are about to experience a bumpy ride and potential financial turbulence as a result of heroic efforts to save your life.” This is a call to action alert that Delawareans should be made aware of. Delaware has an excellent 9-1-1 and Emergency Medical System that we rely on 24 […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware opioid epidemic demands serious approach in General Assembly

At the close of 2016, state health and homeland security officials announced an alarming statistic that we, as policymakers, must tackle head-on in this new year. It’s one of those stats where growth is not viewed as a positive result. The number of overdose deaths involving fentanyl in Delaware more than doubled over 2015’s statistics, […]