Category: Government

By Kathy Canavan The governor’s legislative liaison told a group of nonprofit workers nobody’s going to be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and solve the state’s budget dilemma next year. “There have been times before when we pulled rabbits out of hats, but there are no more rabbits. In fact, the…

Wilmington, Del. – Gov. Jack Markell announced the nomination of three attorneys for open judicial positions, as well as the nomination for re-appointment of three outstanding members of the judiciary. Tamika Montgomery-Reeves,a corporate litigator, was nominated by Markell to become Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery. If confirmed by the Senate, Montgomery-Reeves would succeed Vice…

Delaware treasurer Ken Simpler keeps it simple

By Sam Waltz Delaware’s treasurer has not been front and center on page one in 2015, and that’s a good thing, according to Ken Simpler, who was elected to a four-year term in November to succeed politically ambitious and equally controversial Chipman “Chip” L. Flowers, Jr. The election marked a couple of unusual events in…

The Delaware Business First Steps website has won a prestigious national award from the Center for Digital Government. The site is a portal to information about business licensing, permits, and filings required for certain business by state, city, and county agencies in Delaware. It was awarded a 2015 Digital Government Achievement Award in the government-to-business…

An independent study released Wednesday by the Delaware Business Roundtable said Delaware faces major budget challenges in the upcoming year – unsustainable expenditures, a need for more robust growth and a revenue portfolio that is not responsive to the economy. Without policy changes, the study said, Delaware will have a budget deficit of $600 million…