Month: June 2016

DOVER— State lawmakers are entering the final day of this year’s legislative session with plenty of work still left to do. While the House and Senate have passed a $4 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that starts tomorrow, a controversial school redistricting plan for Wilmington backed by Gov. Jack Markell is languishing in the…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Kraft Heinz Co. is set to receive state funds to create 28 full-time jobs at its Dover plant. The Delaware Council on Development Finance on Monday approved two grant requests totaling about $1.2 million for the factory. $1.05 million will be used to upgrade the plant’s bakery division, while an addition $131,130…

By Kathy Canavan Rents for Wilmington’s trophy buildings now rival rents for trophy properties in suburban and downtown Philadelphia, according to a new report from CBRE, the commercial real estate company. Demand for residential apartments and retail services in downtown Wilmington continues to increase, and owners of Class B and Class C office buildings are…

DOVER, Del.— U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Sleet blasted Delaware’s practice of collecting abandoned property, issuing a ruling Tuesday that could have dire budget consequences for the state. Sleet said Delaware’s abandoned property, or escheat, practices violate due process and amount to a game of “gotcha” that “shocks the conscience.” The ruling came in a lawsuit in…

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will try to give efforts to cure cancer a jolt during a summit in Washington today that’s casting a spotlight on research and innovative trials taking place across the country. Scientists, oncologists, donors and patients are gathering at Howard University for the daylong event, with thousands more participating at…

RICHMOND, Va. — The cost to receive long-term care services at home with a home health aide has increased nationally and in Delaware, according to long-term-care insurer Genworth’s 13th annual Cost of Care Study. Home is where most Americans receive long-term care. Overall, long term care costs across all care settings in Delaware, including home care, adult…

An operational error at the Delaware City Refinery triggered the flare system this morning, sending flames shooting into the air. The incident occurred just after midnight. According to the community information hotline, all systems have since been stabilized. The refinery notified the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, as it’s required to do whenever…

The Supreme Court is rejected a conservative group’s challenge to a Delaware campaign finance law in Delaware Strong Familes v. Denn. The justices on Tuesday left in place a lower court ruling allowing the 2012 law to be enforced. The measure requires third-party groups working independently of candidates to influence elections to disclose the source of donations.…