Support renewable energy goals

Environmentalists are queuing up to support acceleration/expansion of REPSA, citing a proposed bill that hasn't even been publicized yet, with an apparent agenda of "resisting" the current GOP majority in DC. Read More…

Keep up the pressure on drug companies

Lawsuits against drug companies for pushing opioids seem to be in vogue, but there's plenty of blame to go around. What about the actions of doctors, pharmacies, lax government regulators, and patients? Read More…

We're working to control healthcare costs

This column by the head of the Delaware Healthcare Association claims that programs to improve healthcare in DE and hold down costs have been underway for some time and are making good progress, although the DHA will be happy to work with the state government on its "benchmarking" initiative. Read More…

Get serious on healthcare costs

DHHS Secretary Kara Odom Walker believes cost benchmarking could lead to a new and vastly improved healthcare system in Delaware, but it's not clear who would drive the envisioned change and it's not likely to happen spontaneously. Read More…

Carney asks EPA to ease up on refinery

The administration's claims to have cut back regulations don't seem have been borne out when it comes to abolishing or at least scaling back the ethanol blending requirements for motor fuel. There are no bona fide environmental benefits involved, only unwarranted subsidies for ethanol production. Read More…

New Jersey's governor [signs] offshore wind [power] production order

Offshore wind power may be expensive and intermittent, but continues to demonstrate potent political appeal Looks like NJ will be the next coastal state to jump on the bandwagon. Read More…

Oldest nuke plant in the US closing a year ahead of schedule

Story on closure of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in NJ after nearly 50 years leaves out a major point. Read More…

Don't legalize marijuana

Drawbacks of legalizing marijuana for "recreational purposes" should be weighed carefully by Delaware legislators versus proceeding based on public support for the idea. Read More…

Show restraint with state spending (editorial)

Realistically, General Assembly is not going to rein in spending when revenue forecast shows there will be enough money to spend. Read More…

Tax hikes won't fix budget woes (Dombrowski)

DE fiscal picture is painted as fairly bleak, but solutions are only hinted at. Read More…

Bankruptcy measures could slam Delaware (Sen. Chris Coons)

DE elected leaders are ready, willing and able to defend the First State's lucrative system for hosting out of state corporations. Shame on Sen. Elizabeth Warren and John Cornyn for proposing to upset the apple cart. Read More…

No tax hikes in Carney budget (editorial)

Governor John Carney's proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 includes no tax increases, but it is also light on targeted spending cuts and would pave the way for future deficits. Read More…

Fracking ban proposal leaves environmentalists wanting more

Could the proposed restrictions make fracking in Pennsylvania impractical? It's already banned in New York and doesn't have any practical application in Delaware. Read More…

Deportations cause some real pain (editorial)

News Journal editorial accurately notes linkage between DACA issue and the hold up in approving the government's authorization bills for fiscal year 2018, but mischaracterizes the administration position on immigration reform. Read More…

'17 ranks second warmest in state since 1895 (Maddie Laurie)

Another article attributes gradually rising global temperatures to the burning of fossil fuels and ignores the facts that (1) other factors may have a more decisive effect on global temperature, and (2) the warming trend may very well reverse at some point. This is basically propaganda, not informative reporting.

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Congress' inaction does real damage (editorial)

Little purpose is served by pontificating that the government is broken to the point that it can't even agree on an annual budget. The starting point for improvement would be to assign blame for specific failures, to include not only shutdowns (which happen now and then) but also lateness (which has been happening nearly every year).
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Carney outlines priorities for state (Scott Goss)

State of the state address shows more interest in funding new or expanded programs than in controlling government spending more effectively. Read More…

Feds should stop pollution reaching us (editorial)

News Journal lauds DE announcement of an intent to join in a suit against the EPA for not being more aggressive in forcing upwind states to curb their air emissions. Read More…
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