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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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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.


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.


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