Category: Government

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…

(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…