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

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Delaware lawmakers are trying to help cover the cost for patients who end up paying more than they expected for a medical visit. 


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Gov. John Carney delivered his State of the State address Thursday, offering a mix of reflections on his first three years in office and priorities for the final year of his first term.

Delaware State News reporter Matt Bittle covers state politics and was there for Thursday’s speech and joins Delaware Public Media news director Tom Byrne to discuss what Carney said, lawmakers’ reaction and what else to keep an eye on at Legislative Hall.


A bill adding protections for dogs in Delaware awaits Gov. Carney’s signature. 

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle heard things they liked in Gov. Carney’s State of the State address, but some proposals face pushback.


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Gov. John Carney used his State of the State address to highlight his accomplishments as he enters the final year of his first term, and set the table for his 2020 priorities.



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Gov. John Carney delivers his annual State of State address Thursday before a joint session of the General Assembly, offering his agenda for 2020.

You can watch the speech live in its entirety below - and tune in to All Things Considered Thursday and Morning Edition Friday to full coverage and reaction.

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Delaware’s Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary heads to Los Angeles later this year to discuss “The New Age of Mobility.”


Delaware is getting renewed federal support for election security ahead of this year’s vote. 

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Months after a controversial limit on landfill height was instituted in New Castle County, a similar state-wide limit is advancing through the General Assembly. 

New Castle County passed an ordinance limiting the height of landfills to 140 feet above sea level last summer, curtailing proposed expansion of the controversial Delaware Recyclable Products Inc. (DRPI) Landfill in Minquadale. The landfill sued the County over the rule, then settled, leaving the new limit intact. 

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Gov. John Carney (D-Delaware) wants to devote money in next year’s budget for clean water legislation.