LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Guaranteed government jobs have dire consequences

Sen. Bernie Sanders recently promoted the idea of a guaranteed government job for every person in America who wants one. A followup poll claimed that 40 percent of young and middle aged Americans agreed. While I generally take polls with a grain of salt because questions can be cleverly designed to insure the desired response, […]

COMMENTARY: Failure of Farm Bill is a ‘missed opportunity’

For most of us, $1.40 is not much. In fact, when you walk up and down grocery store aisles shopping for milk, bread, or chicken, you realize just how far that goes — not very. Yet for those in need, $1.40, the average cost per meal on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is the […]

Report calls for change in state budgeting with spending limit

  DOVER — A panel examining state budgeting is recommending lawmakers create a cap on annual budget growth, reorganize the Budget Reserve Account to make it easier to tap into in times of need and broaden the tax base by ending some tax breaks and lowering income tax rates. As Delaware has battled with balancing […]

COMMENTARY: Rebuilding America’s rural infrastructure

Some people remember when many rural households didn’t have electricity or running water. Although those days are long gone for most, there’s still lots of room for improvement. In fact, our American infrastructure used to be the envy of the world, but now it’s in disrepair. This is why President Trump has made it a […]

Attorney General: Seaford meeting violated FOIA rules

  SEAFORD — A Seaford resident correctly asserted that a meeting to discuss insurance renewals for city police violated state open meetings guidelines, the Delaware Office of the Attorney General ruled last week. Frank “Dan” Cannon made his claim after unsuccessfully requesting minutes from a March 13 Employee Benefits Committee meeting that covered health and […]

COMMENTARY: Constitution at risk at Legislative Hall, but not by SB 89

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When I was sworn in to the Delaware Legislature, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Every legislator did. I introduced SB 89, the American Laws for American Courts bill as a safeguard to upholding that Constitution. Now, because of the misunderstanding and actions of a few, this bill is not being heard. The […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The swamp strikes again

They did it again! Our representatives in Washington used, for the second time in as many months, the military as a pawn to fleece the American public. Citing the enormous decline in our military’s readiness caused by sequestration, four individuals who helped implement sequestration in 2011, and under the guise of bipartisan cooperation, crafted a […]

Castle pushes for bipartisan cooperation: Ex-Gov., Rep. aims to reduce government discord

DOVER — Politics is broken, says a man who has spent more than half his life in elected office and is known as one of Delaware’s most accomplished politicians ever. Partisanship in Washington is dividing the country, and now, Mike Castle believes it’s trickling down to Delaware. Seven-and-a-half years after a stunning defeat in a […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: End of Life Options Act shows lack of respect

I am truly dismayed and disappointed in our legislators and the legislation coming from our state government lately. For instance, the attempts to legalize marijuana while battling an opioid overdose crisis while the DOC, the courts, drug abuse treatment clinics and case workers assigned to monitor the progress of DUI offenders are stretched to the […]

COMMENTARY: Legislators receptive to NRA just ‘doing their job’

Saturday’s (March 10) edition of your paper carried a Letter to the Editor titled “Vote Out the Cowards Who Are Afraid of the NRA” authored by the chairwoman of an organization identified as “Progressive Democrats of Sussex County”, Joanne Cabry. The hypothesis for her letter is that anyone who votes to protect your constitutionally protected […]