Category: News Updates

By Randall Chase, Associated Press DOVER  — Gov. John Carney’s transition team has released an action plan with scores of recommendations for his policy and program agenda over the next four years. The policy blueprint released Thursday includes 93 separate action items, covering economic development and the environment, public safety and strong neighborhoods, education and…

By Randall Chase, Associated Press DOVER (AP) — The state Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill reforming Delaware’s abandoned-property laws following a federal judge’s ruling excoriating the state for its aggressive collection procedures. The legislation passed the Senate with no debate and now goes to the House. Abandoned property is a critical revenue source for…

Governor John C. Carney Jr. will attend the Trump inauguration tomorrow with his former Republican rival Sen. Colin Bonini as his guest. At least 51 members of Congress have announced they will not attend Donald Trump’s swearing in, but all three members of Delaware’s Congressional delegation have announced they will attend — Democrat Congresswoman Lisa…

Economic conditions continued to improve in January, according to the firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The indexes for general activity, new orders, and employment were all positive this month and increased from their readings last month. Manufacturers have generally grown more optimistic in their…

By Kathy Canavan Kathy@DelawareBusinessTimes.com On his first day in the office, Gov. John Carney signed an executive order to consider a public-private partnership between business leaders and the state’s economic development office. The businesses could contribute more than $1 million to the effort, one executive said. Carney said the economic downturn is evident in his…

NEW CASTLE  – Delawareans have until Tuesday, Jan. 31, to enroll in or change their health coverage for 2017 through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage for those who enroll by Jan. 31 and who pay their first premium will begin March 1. State residents can sign up for coverage at www.HealthCare.gov or by calling 1 (800)…

RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press DOVER (AP) — Democrat John Carney has been sworn in as Delaware’s 74th governor. Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, also a Democrat, took their oaths of office Tuesday morning in a rain-soaked ceremony on the steps of Legislative Hall. Carney acknowledged the state’s challenges, including significant state budget problems and…

The Delaware Audubon Society and League of Women Voters are appealing DNREC Secretary David Smith’s permit to allow Delaware City Refinery to ship up to 10,000 barrels of ethanol daily. The two groups filed an appeal with the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board. Kenneth T. Kristl of Widener University School of Law’s Environmental and Natural…

WILMINGTON (AP) — A rally is planned this week to welcome Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, back to Delaware after eight years in Washington. The “welcome home” rally is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Chase Center in Wilmington. The Bidens are expected to attend Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump and…