Category: Government

Gov. John Carney has announced that James Simmons III will take over as director of the Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. The Wilmington-based office was created in 2017 and supports students and educators in Delaware’s neediest schools. Simmons starts June 3. “We created the Office of Innovation and Improvement to make…

New applicants are now being accepted to APEX (Advancement through Pardons and Expungements), a state program housed in the Delaware Department of Labor that helps job seekers overcome their criminal histories. About 60 new clients join this program each month, which essentially guides citizens through the sometimes complicated application process. Since its inception, 536 pardons…

Need an air-conditioned ride to the beach? DART is kicking off daily beach service on Monday, May 20. The routes will serve Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, Millsboro and Georgetown. Buses will operate frequently from early morning to late night,…

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently canceled its May 9 award ceremony for Delaware businesses due to concerns about budget cuts and alcohol drinking at events. But that didn’t stop the winners from coming together last night at the Christiana Hilton to celebrate the 2019 Small Business Award Winners. Patricia Rivera, founder of Hook PR…

For National Small Business Week, which takes place May 5-11, the Delaware Division of Small Business has launched a matching grant program to assist entrepreneurs who want to grow their small businesses. Gov. John Carney along with Damian DeStefano, director of the Delaware Division of Small Business, which will administer the program, announced the new…

The nation’s three major rating agencies – Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings – have awarded New Castle County their highest triple-A credit rating. These ratings come as the County prepares to finance $78.4 million in general obligation bonds to finance capital projects previously authorized by County government. This is the county’s first general…

Legislative season still heating up for business bills

By Patrick Jackson The legislative season is still heating up in Dover, but veteran lobbyist Bob Byrd says the year is about to get interesting. “With the two-week-in, two-week-out calendar they’ve been on, they haven’t gotten a lot done,” said Byrd. “And, so far, they’ve been focused on social issues. But when they come back…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday, April 30 announced the launch of the “Keep DE Litter Free” initiative, a campaign to reduce litter across Delaware. “If you’re like me, you notice litter everywhere – in trees, on highway ramps, and along roads in all three counties,” Carney said. “When I took the oath of office to…