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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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Sussex County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a tax on stays in hotels and motels. The 3% lodging tax is expected to generate an estimated $1.3 million annually for the county.

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City Council President Hanifa Shabazz tabled a vote on a resolution to approve the Wilmington 2028 comprehensive plan following a contentious public hearing last week.


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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki says upcoming audits of the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP) should clear up questions about unlawful use of city funds. 

This week, The Green offers 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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The state Senate has approved the first African American justice to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to his alma mater - the University of Delaware - Wednesday night to discuss his new book and the current political landscape.

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State Sen. Trey Paradee (D-Dover) plans to amend legislation he sponsored giving revenue from a new lodging tax to a Kent County sports complex.

Retiring State Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine is making one last plea for new courthouses.

Federal grant to help Sussex County seniors

Oct 27, 2019
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Home-bound seniors in Sussex County will get more support services thanks to a federal grant.

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The state Department of Justice says Wilmington City Council violated the Freedom of Information Act when barring outspoken city resident Dion Wilson from speaking during a public comment period last month.