Delaware Public Media

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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Wilmington City Council passed a resolution Thursday backing an effort in Dover to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Delaware from 18 to 21 years old.


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Delaware’s junior senator is cosponsoring a bill to create a minimum savings law.

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Water quality in the First State took center stage at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources’ capital budget hearing yesterday Thursday.

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Delaware’s Department of Education presented its Fiscal Year 2020 capital budget request to bond bill committee members Tuesday.

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The head of Delaware’s Judicial Branch said he has a plan to pay for two new courthouses in the state.

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Delaware state employees became eligible for paid family leave Monday.

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del) is cosponsoring a series of bills meant to reduce the price of pharmaceuticals and make drug companies more transparent.

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Some lawmakers are pushing to decriminalize the possession of marijuana by minors.

State law already makes adult possession and use of a personal amount of cannabis a civil violation.

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Delaware is the 13th state, along with D.C., to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

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Delaware’s probation and parole officers union president said he’s frustrated with the pace of contract negotiations.