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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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State lawmakers continue to extoll the importance of spending more on infrastructure projects, but have yet to present any concrete ideas on how to do that.

DelDOT Sec. Jennifer Cohan presented her capital plan before the Joint Bond Bill Committee Monday, noting a now $780 million backlog of safety and priority projects, saying "we almost have an emergency need at this point."

"It feels like Groundhog Day," said Joint Bond Bill Committee co-chair Sen. Dave Sokola (D-Newark).

The husband of state Sen. Bethany Hall-Long (D-Middletown) turned himself in to police Thursday morning after stealing state Republican Party campaign signs.

Dana Long was processed and arraigned at the Middletown Police Department on a misdemeanor theft charge.

Republican Party activists filmed Long early Wednesday morning uprooting signs along Del. 299. He eventually drove away before officers arrived.

Middletown Police say Sen. Bethany Hall-Long’s (D-Middletown) husband is behind a rash of about 56 stolen Republican Party campaign signs across the city.

And Sen. Hall-Long now confirms that's true.

A video released early Wednesday shows a man that appeared to be Dana Long with a handful of signs pulled from the ground nearby. The signs were placed along Del. 299 near the Route 1 intersection, police say.