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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.

The Joint Finance Committee has started budget hearings for the fiscal year 2020 budget.

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki recently issued an executive order creating a committee to ensure an accurate count of city residents in the federal census next year.

“I applaud the Mayor,” said Maria Matos, president of the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington and former census taker. Matos says the outreach the committee is tasked with is crucial.


Legislation doing away with a youth and training minimum wage is drawing criticism in the Delaware House.

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More state workers could negotiate for wages under legislation introduced in a Senate committee earlier this week.

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Delaware’s Congressional delegation is weighing in on President Trump’s announcement he’s ready to sign a temporary deal to reopen the federal government.


Gov. Carney’s 2020 budget proposal is finding initial support from some GOP lawmakers.

Carney’s commitment to budget smoothing is among the things drawing praise from Republicans.

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Gov. John Carney unveiled his 2020 budget proposal today Thursday.

The just over $4.4 billion spending plan calls for state workers and public education employees to get a $1,000 raise. Public school educators get a 2 percent pay raise and step increases.

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Gov. John Carney offers his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 Thursday morning in Dover.

You can watch the presentation live in its entirety below, and tune in to All Things Considered Thursday and Morning Edition Friday to full coverage and reaction.

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One piece of legislation helping federal workers in Delaware impacted by the partial federal government is heading to Gov. John Carney’s desk. But a companion bill failed to pass the state Senate.

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The ACLU Delaware is pressing lawmakers to adopt legislation meant to reduce the state’s prison population.