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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.

The Human Rights Campaign is endorsing a transgender activist running for the state Senate.

Sarah Mueller

An escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China is likely to further impact business owners in Delaware.

UD Center for Politcal Communication

This week, we bring you the latest edition of the Direction Democracy podcast from the University of Delaware Center for Political Communication.

This podcast is part of the Center for Political Communications' upcoming National Agenda series – Direction Democracy – which this fall will examine where we’ve been, where we are going, and the current state of democracy in the United States.

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Delaware’s junior Sen. Chris Coons is pushing gun legislation in the wake of recent mass shootings.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer and land use officials announced an environmental agenda Wednesday comprised of seven pieces of draft legislation. The package focuses on issues ranging from protection of scenic byways to financing for commercial energy efficiency projects. 


Planned Parenthood of Delaware is withdrawing from the federal family planning program in response to a new Trump administration policy.

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Kent County Levy Court commissioners are hearing from some concerned residents about a lodging tax that would send revenue to a nonprofit.

A Democratic challenger hopes to unseat to Republican State Sen. Cathy Cloutier in next year’s election.


Dog lovers are raising concerns after the Division of Public Health seemed to suggest it would start enforcing regulations banning dogs from restaurants.

Sarah Mueller

New laws seek to help people with mental illness or dealing with substance abuse get easier access to treatment.