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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.

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The Delaware Department of Correction confirms that Bureau of Prisons Chief Steven Wesley is leaving the agency.

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February’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) budget hearings give many state lawmakers a break from politics. That might help ease strains already seen in the session’s first 30 days.

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Parking in Rehoboth Beach is going to cost you more starting this summer.


There are now three candidates vying for Mayor of Newark.

Longtime City Councilman George "Jerry" Clifton announced this week he’s entering the race.


The Joint Finance Committee has started budget hearings for the fiscal year 2020 budget.

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki recently issued an executive order creating a committee to ensure an accurate count of city residents in the federal census next year.

“I applaud the Mayor,” said Maria Matos, president of the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington and former census taker. Matos says the outreach the committee is tasked with is crucial.


Legislation doing away with a youth and training minimum wage is drawing criticism in the Delaware House.

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More state workers could negotiate for wages under legislation introduced in a Senate committee earlier this week.

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Delaware’s Congressional delegation is weighing in on President Trump’s announcement he’s ready to sign a temporary deal to reopen the federal government.


Gov. Carney’s 2020 budget proposal is finding initial support from some GOP lawmakers.

Carney’s commitment to budget smoothing is among the things drawing praise from Republicans.