Category: Government

(AP) — Hundreds of inmates from Delaware’s maximum-security prison, the site of a deadly inmate uprising last year, will be transferred to Pennsylvania in an effort to reduce overtime for severely understaffed correctional officers, officials said Wednesday. The head of the union representing Delaware correctional officers criticized the move, saying the department needs to commit…

(AP) — Delaware voters are deciding who will fill two of the three seats held by the state’s congressional delegation and three statewide elected offices, as well as whether Republicans gain control of the state Senate for the first time in decades. Currently, Democrats hold all three of Delaware’s congressional seats, the attorney general’s office,…

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times The U.S. patent system is under attack, said Sen. Chris Coons and Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu during a meeting of business intellectual property experts at Agilent Technologies last month. The threat comes from critics in the fast-moving technology business sector — which finds the…

(AP) — A longtime Democratic House lawmaker who opted not to seek re-election this year has taken a $95,000-a-year job as deputy director of Delaware’s lottery office, state officials announced Tuesday. Department of Finance officials announced Helene Keeley’s hiring just one day after Chuck Boyce, chairman of the New Castle County Republican Committee, filed a…

(AP) — State officials have issued thousands of dollars in fines to candidates for office in Delaware because of campaign sign violations. That’s according to Delaware State News, which reported Saturday that the Delaware Department of Transportation had confiscated 569 signs from individuals running in either the primary or general elections as of Oct. 1. The department…

Mayor Purzycki presents plan to revitalize Baynard Stadium

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki on Thursday announced a revitalization plan for Baynard Stadium and Eden Park. The plan caps off a process to re-imagine the two long-neglected City-owned spaces. “This proposal will vastly improve two important city assets while making the facilities more readily available for sporting events and public use,” Purzycki said. “We studied…

(AP) — State officials are eyeing changes to Delaware’s prevailing wage regulations, which govern what workers are paid on public workers projects. Officials are accepting written comments through next week on the proposed changes. The prevailing wage law sets pay scales, often driven by union wages, for laborers on public works projects. Critics say it…