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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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State officials say residents have just a couple of days to turn in firearm-modifying devices that are becoming illegal to possess.

Dozens of inmates at the Vaughn Correctional Center have filed a class action lawsuit alleging guards tortured them after last year’s riot.

Two Republican candidates for statewide office have been cleared of wrongdoing by the state elections office.

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State transportation officials are pitching a big capital improvement plan for roads over the next five years.

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Gov. John Carney vetoed bills sponsored by two members of his own party.

Krista Griffith is challenging House Minority Whip Deborah Hudson for her seat in the 12th House District.

Hudson, a Republican from Fairthorne, has represented the 12th House District since 1994. She was first elected civil court clerk in New Castle County in 1986. Before that, she was a teacher at Claymont Middle School and an educator at Winterthur Museum.

Hudson said her focus is solely on her work as a state representative. She said that allows her work on local issues - as well as important statewide initiatives and creation of new public policy.

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State officials say proposed changes to eligibility requirements for immigrants applying for legal permanent residency may drive some people further into the shadows.

Election Day is now less than two weeks away now and there are a bevy of competitive General Assembly races during this midterm cycle.

One of the key ones is the 12th House District where Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller tells us Democrat Krista Griffith is challenging Republican House Minority Whip Deborah Hudson for her seat.

One of the competitive General Assembly races is for the open  36th House District seat in the Milford area.

Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele reports Democrat Don Allan and Republican Bryan Shupe are vying to fill that vacancy.


Delaware Public Media's  2018 election coverage includes digging a bit deeper into the races with Delaware Public Media political analysts Republican Tom Kovach and Democrat Darryl Scott.

Kovach is a former North Wilmington State Rep. and New Castle County Council President, who previously ran for U.S. House.  Scott is a former State Rep from the Dover area.

This week – they offer their insights into the statewide races in the First State.