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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.

They grew up only a dozen miles apart, but in significantly different communities. Their career paths differed as well, yet Dave Carter and Dee Durham find themselves today in the same place. As the newest members of the New Castle County Council, this pair of environmental activists, both Democrats, hope to give the county’s legislative body a considerably greener look and feel.

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There was a new look at this week’s Sussex County Council meeting.

Sarah Mueller

A state Equal Rights Amendment is just one step away from passage.

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The last day of the General Assembly this year could end sooner than it has in the past.

For decades, state lawmakers have often worked into the wee hours of July 1st passing the budget bills and holding last minute votes on others.

Delaware could move to reassess property values statewide this year. But it’s more likely to be through a court order than political will.

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Delaware’s senior senator is weighing in on the partial government shutdown and President Trump’s plan to fund construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border.

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The Delaware House made no changes to its ethics rules Tuesday as a new session started.

Sarah Mueller

Legislative Hall in Dover was packed Tuesday as 17 new members were sworn into the General Assembly.

The House welcomed eight Democrats and four Republicans. The Senate added five new faces, four Democrats and one Republican.

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Robin Christiansen is looking for another term as Dover mayor.


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President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight.

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following.