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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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A open seat on Wilmington City Council is staying in the family.

 

An ad hoc committee comprised of five council members is tapping Albert Mills to represent CityCouncil District 1.  He replaces his twin brother Nnamdi Chukwoucha, who was elected to the State House of Representatives earlier this year.

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Sen. Chris Coons held a roundtable in Wilmington Friday focused on a criminal justice reform bill that could see a vote in the Senate.


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It could take as long as 10 years for significant changes to take hold, but the start of a major revitalization effort is bringing new hope to the Riverside community in northeast Wilmington.


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Fewer Delawareans have enrolled in Affordable Care Act plans so far this year.

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services said ACA plan enrollments are currently down 16 percent compared with last year.


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Some Delaware lawmakers say they’ll try again to legalize recreational pot next year, despite concerns New Jersey may corner the regional market before then.


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State lawmakers are expected to consider legislation allowing physician-assisted suicide again next year.


Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn is petitioning the courts to dissolve the legal entities behind Backpage.com, the classified advertising website.

New federal rules for how schools investigate rape claims could lead to tough questions from state lawmakers.


The Delaware Department of Education is asking for a 6.6 percent increase in its budget for fiscal year 2020.


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources is looking for a nearly 4 percent bump to its budget next year.


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