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Politics & Government

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.

Congress is considering legislation that could lead to fewer bankruptcy filings in Delaware.


New Castle County Councilman Bill Bell faces a primary challenge in next year’s election.

Middletown resident Kevin Caneco is launching a campaign to take Bell’s 12th District seat.


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Democrats in the First State hope to attract more Sussex County votes in 2020. Democrats are looking to build on the gains they made in last year’s midterm elections.

The “Healthy Communities” subcommittee organized by council members Rysheema Dixon and Yolanda McCoy met for the first time Wednesday to discuss draft legislation that would crack down on vacant properties in the city. 

  


State Rep. John Viola (D-Newark) is facing a challenge to his seat by a former legislative staffer.


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Some members of Delaware’s legal community are closely watching Gov. John Carney’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.


The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council is giving its first financial outlook ahead of the 2021 budget cycle.


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Sen. Chris Coons is criticizing comments on guns made during Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Houston.


Proposed legislation would make it illegal for drivers to linger in the left lane on parts of First State highways.


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September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

Ten candidates are on stage for three-hour event hosted by ABC News and Univision, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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