Delaware Public Media

Politics & Government

Delaware Public Media's coverage of First State politics and government, including the General Assembly. Coverage is led by Delaware Pubic Media's political reporter James Dawson.

Sarah Mueller

Delaware state employees can get 12 weeks of paid family leave starting in April of next year. Gov. Carney signed the bill Saturday.

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A battle over a hike to the state’s minimum wage kept lawmakers in Dover overnight, dragging final day of  the legislative session well into July 1.

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Gov. John Carney (D) is moving forward with his budget smoothing plan without state lawmakers.


From Kerri Evelyn Harris' campaign Facebook page

A candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware was among the nearly 600 women arrested Thursday in the nation’s capital during a protest against the federal government’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy.


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Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester  (D-Delaware) toured a shelter in Dobbs Ferry New York Friday that’s housing some youth separated from their parents at the border.

Legislation giving Delaware’s three casinos financial relief is poised to sail through the General Assembly before session ends.


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Gov. John Carney (D) signed the state’s $4.32 billion 2019 operating budget Thursday.

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Legislation legalizing recreational cannabis came up a few votes short in the Delaware House.

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Gov. John Carney (D) signed a bill Wednesday allowing police officers to remove firearms from someone in a mental health crisis.

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Delaware’s 2019 operating budget is heading for Gov. John Carney’s desk. It's a $4.27 billion spending package.


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