Category: Government

By Christi Milligan The Delaware Department of Finance is touting the success of its new website after processing an unprecedented number of claims in a single month. According to State Escheator David Gregor, 8,801 claims at a cash value of $10.7 million have been processed since the site went live on Oct. 30, and it…

DOVER– Governor Jack Markell presented Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart with a proclamation today recognizing the Department of Insurance’s licensing of its 1,000 captive insurance company, AWI, Inc. of Voorhees, New Jersey. The proclamation recognizes Delaware as one of the foremost captive domiciles in the world, currently the sixth largest globally and the third largest nationwide.…

RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — Environmentalists are asking the Delaware Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling that two state panels had no jurisdiction to consider their challenge of a state-issued permit for a crude oil transfer station at the Delaware City refinery. The Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board determined that environmentalists…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Federal researchers say increased collaboration and data sharing among Delaware social service agencies could help stem the tide of violent crime in Wilmington. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommend in a report released Tuesday that Delaware officials develop risk-assessment tools to identify young people who are at…

WILMINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Matt Denn is proposing several changes to Delaware’s criminal justice system, including revising the state’s minimum mandatory sentencing laws, in an effort to treat offenders more fairly. Denn said recently that a law requiring life sentences for three-time violent felons, no matter what the crimes, has resulted in people serving…

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…