COMMENTARY: Reflecting on the Delaware legislative session that was

The first half of the 149th General Assembly has been one of the most difficult legislative sessions I have experienced. We started the year with a gap between projected state revenues and expenditures of approximately $400 million. That estimate improved somewhat as we approached the end of the fiscal year, but state lawmakers still faced […]

COMMENTARY: General Assembly Democrats misusing fiscal policy

By the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, the state of Delaware must have a new budget plan in place.
The good news is that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, we will enact a balanced spending plan, and we will have done it without a new tax increase.
The bad news is that this budget, along with the state’s other two “money bills” — Grants-in-Aid and the Bond Bill — contain cuts that will create needless hardship on some of our state’s most venerated organizations.
In a recent opinion piece, Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf patted himself and his fellow Democratic legislators on the back while pointing an accusatory finger at House and Senate Republicans.
It is disappointing the leader of the one of the General Assembly’s two chambers has chosen to take this provocative, partisan stance.