Category: Government

The Government Efficiency and Accountability Review Board, formed by Gov. John Carney early in his term, released its first annual report on Wednesday. The report identified ways for state agencies to improve services, save money in the long term, and operate more efficiently through cost sharing and better recruitment and retention. “Since taking office in…

U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Chris Coons announced their support for a bill that reduces banking regulations for community banks and credit unions. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act was authored by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) “After the financial crisis, Congress passed much-needed reforms…

Former CIA director Michael V. Hayden will speak at the next dinner event organized by the World Affairs Council of Delaware on Tuesday Dec. 19. Hayden served as the director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005. He presided over the controversial warrantless wiretapping program that tracked communication between American citizens and foreign…

(AP) — A Rehoboth Beach proposal that would let nonresident owners of limited liability companies vote in local elections is drawing the ire of some year-round residents and others. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Delaware is one of three states that allows localities to give nonresident property owners the opportunity to vote…

These consultants want some regulatory slack for fintech startups

Two former political advisers want to make Delaware a hub for the emerging financial technology sector. The effort is still in its early stages, but the basic idea is to create a regulatory lab or sandbox where companies can test their products without the burden of certain rules and regulations. Meghan Wallace, a consultant and…

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition yesterday held a conference on Amercia’s foreign and trade relations with 400 local leaders, including Senator Chris Coons. “Investing in our nation’s diplomatic and development programs is in the best interest of every American,” Coons said. “By making these long-term, strategic investments, we not only empower the world’s most vulnerable,…

(AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden said he is uncertain about a run for president in 2020, but indicated he’s looking for fresh blood to lead the Democratic Party back to the White House. “I’ve done it a long time,” said Biden, who previously ran for president in 1988 and 2008, “and I’m just…

Delaware doctors have written fewer prescriptions for opioid drugs since the enactment of new regulations by the Department of State earlier this year. The rate has dropped 12 percent, according to the Division of Professional Regulation, compared to the first quarter of 2017. The overall number of patients being treated with opioids has dropped eight…

(AP) — Pennsylvania voters approved a constitutional amendment that could eventually lead to property tax cuts, elected a Republican justice to a full term on the state’s highest court and filled open slots on a pair of lower-level appeals courts in a low-turnout, off-year election. The most closely watched race was for Supreme Court. Justice…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki today proposed a series of ordinances to help reduce blight caused by vacant and neglected properties. The four bills would: shift the enforcement of housing code requirements from criminal to civil strengthen the Vacant Property Registration Fee Program strengthen the Nuisance Property Program simplify the residential rental license fee permit the…