Delaware Public Media

Sarah Mueller

Political Reporter

Sarah covers politics for Delaware Public Media. She was a local government reporter for several newspapers before switching to public radio. She previously covered the state legislature as an intern with NPR Illinois while earning her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting. She comes to Delaware from Tallahassee, Florida where she also covered state government as a fellow with WFSU. When not working, she enjoys playing with her dog, hiking and reading.

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New legislation would force the state auditor to audit charter schools and be required to cover the cost.


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Some Delaware lawmakers want to find more money to invest in water infrastructure improvements.

Legislation creating a clean water trust fund cleared a House committee this week.


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The House Revenue and Finance Committee released legislation seeking to legalize adult use cannabis.


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Legislation expanding the law that seeks to prevent children from getting access to loaded guns is heading to Gov. John Carney (D).

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Raising the state’s minimum wage is popping up again at Legislative Hall. The issue halted legislative work for hours on the last day of session last year.


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Gov. John Carney plans to nominate Claire DeMatteis as the next Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction.

If confirmed by the State Senate, she’ll be the first woman to serve in the post, replacing Perry Phelps, who is retiring July 15th.

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Gov. John Carney met with the current and ex-president of the Odyssey Charter School board weeks before the school was placed on formal review.


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The Joint Finance Committee approved spending more money in Fiscal Year 2020. Budget officials estimate JFC’s spending plan totals about 4.45 billion dollars, about a 4.2 percent increase over this year’s budget.


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Being evicted can mean homelessness, as well as losing access to food assistance and employment.

Legal aid groups say the court process makes it too easy for landlords to evict tenants they consider undesirable. But a new state pilot program aims to provide more people facing eviction with lawyers.


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More Delaware state workers can now collectively bargain for higher wages. Gov. John Carney signed legislation Thursday allowing state workers to bargain for working conditions and wages at the same time.


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