Category: Government

(AP) — A battle between Delaware’s senior senator and an upstart challenger riding an antiestablishment wave within the Democratic Party highlights the state’s primary elections Thursday. Sen. Tom Carper, 71, has never lost a race in more than four decades in politics. Carper’s primary challenger is political newcomer and community activist Kerri Evelyn Harris, 38.…

Gov. John Carney on Wednesday signed a bill enabling Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing in Delaware. This new method of financing will support commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. “By offering another method of financing for energy efficiency projects, PACE will help Delaware further our goals to improve economic development, lower energy costs…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Delaware’s longest-serving state representative may be stepping down from her 3rd District seat this year, but Democrat Helene Keeley is adamant that she won’t be walking away from public service or community involvement. In addition to her legislative role, she is the community relations coordinator for…

(AP) — A specialty chemicals company is seeking almost $4 million in taxpayer money from Delaware officials. Solenis LLC is asking for $3.9 million from the Delaware Strategic Fund for retaining and growing its headquarters and research and development operations in New Castle County. The Council on Development Finance will consider the request Monday. Solenis…

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) this month announced the hiring of Jana Simpler as the new DMV director, effective September 4, 2018. Simpler currently serves as the director of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Her career in highway safety began in 1997. She held the position of deputy director of OHS through 2009…

Gov. John Carney will sign Senate Bill 242 today at the Blood Bank of Delmarva. The bill creates “Pay for Success” contracts, which encourage private funding of economic development and social programs by offering a return on investment for positive results. Under one of these contracts, a state agency would agree to repay an organization or investor…

The China-US Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) has selected New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer to lead a bipartisan delegation of up and coming elected officials to China. Meyer will visit Chinese economic centers such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou over a two week trip. CUSEF, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Hong Kong, sponsors exchange programs…