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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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Delaware’s senior Senator says President Trump’s State of the Union Tuesday night was largely what he expected.

Sen. Tom Carper says most of what the President said was “what we’ve heard before,” but he did take issue with a number of things Trump discussed.

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The Delaware Department of Correction presented its Fiscal Year 2020 budget request to the Joint Finance Committee Tuesday, seeking over $344 million.

A federal appeals court has ruled against a Delaware law requiring political balance among judges on First State courts.

The Delaware constitution requires judgeships on some courts be split almost evenly between the two major political parties.

Chelsea Beck / NPR

President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown.

Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Meg Kelly / NPR

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis.

Meg Kelly / NPR

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.


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Legislation protecting insurance coverage based on genetic test results is set for action in March.

Some advocates are cheering Gov. John Carney’s push to raise the age to buy cigarettes and tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Wilmington City Council has passed an ordinance changing the way it fills vacant seats.

The legislation passed Thursday aims to speed up the process of filling the 1st District council seat — which has been open for nearly three months.


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The Delaware Department of Correction confirms that Bureau of Prisons Chief Steven Wesley is leaving the agency.