Category: Government

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times  To celebrate the American patent system and Delaware’s role in promoting innovation,  U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and Andrei Iancu of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office this morning presented University of Delaware professor Dr. Siu-Tat Chui with U.S. patent  #10,018,507. The patent was for an improved electromagnetic detector.…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday finalized an agreement to lease the Port of Wilmington to GT USA Wilmington, LLC, the local subsidiary of global shipping company Gulftainer. The agreement lays out a plan to construct a new container shipping facility on the Delaware River, create jobs and bring $600 million in new investment over the…

(AP) — Delaware officials are reviewing their options after the Environmental Protection Agency said it won’t act to force power plants in other states to reduce emissions blamed for Delaware air pollution. The EPA late last week denied four petitions submitted by Delaware and one from Maryland. The petitions requested reductions in emissions of ozone-forming…

(AP) — Less than 10 miles into Delaware on the interstate that serves most major East Coast cities, a large glass-walled hut offers travelers tax-free shopping, fast food and information on the First State. And as of Monday, it bears the name of one of the state’s most prominent families. News outlets report that the…

(AP) — The state panel that sets Delaware’s official government revenue forecast is holding its first meeting since lawmakers approved this year’s $4.3 billion operating budget back in June. Monday’s meeting of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council is the first in a series of six scheduled over the next nine months. State budget…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $8,795,828 to the State of Delaware under four separate Homeland Security Grant Programs. The Homeland Security Grant Program ($3.9 million) supports preventing, preparing for and responding to acts of terrorism. The Emergency Management Performance Grant ($3.2 million) supports emergency preparedness for all potential hazards to the public.…

The Delaware Contractors Association (DCA) has hired outgoing state Rep. Bryon Short as its new executive vice president. Short will join DCA after a 10-year career as the 7th District Representative in the Delaware General Assembly. He announced his retirement in February. DCA formed in 1969 with the merger of two long-established construction trade groups.…

(AP) — Delaware is moving closer to adopting new electronic voting machines that incorporate a paper trail, ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The Delaware State News reports the task force charged with approving a contract to replace the current machine unanimously approved the new ExpressVote XL machines Tuesday. The Joint Committee on Capital Improvement will meet…