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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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Delaware is the 25th state to add an state Equal Rights Amendment to its Constitution.

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A 21-year-old is running for mayor of Newark.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with University of Delaware undergraduate student and mayoral candidate, Kasai Guthrie.


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Gov. John Carney gave his 2019 State of the State speech to lawmakers Thursday.

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle found things to like in Gov. Carney’s State of the State address, but some issues raised by the governor created potential legislative battlegrounds.

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During a shutdown of the federal government, furloughed federal employees who qualify for Unemployment Compensation receive their benefits through state agencies.

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Delaware now has a state Equal Rights Amendment. The 16-word amendment bars discrimination based on sex.

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Gov. John Carney lays out his 2019 agenda later this week when he delivers his State of the State Thursday afternoon.

Delaware Public Media’s political reporter Sarah Mueller sat down with Carney to get a preview of his priorities ahead of the speech.

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A new report obtained by Delaware Public Media recommends the First State establish high risk health insurance pools and an individual mandate.

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Delaware’s junior senator will play a role in this week’s Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Attorney General nominee.

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The current federal government shutdown is set to be longest in modern history.

It’s affecting some Delawareans, including First State farmers.