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Rick Geisenberger

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Some members of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) are nervous about their new role limiting the growth of healthcare spending.

Gov. John Carney and state lawmakers appear to have additional money to spend in fiscal year 2020.

The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) offered its first revenue estimate as planning for the 2020 budget cycle begins.

Delaware’s financial picture continues to look brighter for the next fiscal year.

The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council’s  (DEFAC) June revenue estimate is up $47.5 million over May.

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First State officials say there’s no legal obstacle in moving forward with offering full-scale sports betting.

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Delaware could be among the first states to cash in on Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opens the door for legal sports betting nationwide.

The state Senate approved relief for Delaware’s three casinos Wednesday. But House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf  (D-Rehoboth) says he wasn’t consulted and doesn’t support it.

Delaware has about $100 million more than it thought it would last December. That’s a far cry from where the state was a year ago.

The Senate Finance Committee tabled legislation giving tax relief to Delaware casinos. State Sen. Brian Bushweller agreed not to move forward after receiving assurance from the Carney administration that it was open to changing the tax structure.

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Changes to the federal tax code Congress passed last month take effect New Year’s Day. The state is still trying to estimate the impact to its revenue.