The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) began refining next year’s budget on Tuesday with a state-funded gun buyback program sparking the first major disagreement between lawmakers. There were also some questions about allocation of funds for courthouse security.
Increased revenues and lower debt are painting a rosier financial picture in Sussex County for the coming fiscal year. County leaders unveiled their proposed budget Tuesday including reduced sewer fees and a property tax rate which hasn’t changed in 24 years.
Rehoboth Beach’s new scooter parking permit is being challenged in court. Lawrence Myslewski filed a federal lawsuit Monday over the system that requires residents and non-residents with motorized scooters to purchase a $40 seasonal permit to park in non-metered areas.
A company hopes its Delaware branch takes flight with a major new investment. General Electric Aviation plans to pour $27 million into its Newark facility over the next 5 years to expand production of engine parts made from ceramic matrix composites (CMC). The expansion will add 70 jobs at the facility.
It’s commencement week for the nearly 1,900 students graduating from Delaware Tech’s campuses around the state.
What’s left on plates at some Rehoboth area restaurants is finding new life, helping grow food that could wind up on that very same plate. State officials Monday touted the initial efforts of REPLENISH, a recycling project developed by Delmarva Wellnet Foundation’s EDEN Delmarva program
The latest statistical look at Delaware kids and their families shows communities play a major factor in children’s upbringing. The 2013 KIDS COUNT Delaware fact book released Monday is titled ‘Place Matters” since the data indicates that well-being of Delaware’s children is often linked to the communities where they live.
There’s some additional money available for Delaware’s 2014 budget. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) added $21.7 million to the state’s bottom line in its May projection of state revenues
Attorney General Beau Biden used a property in one New Castle neighborhood Monday to highlight the impact of the state’s Nuisance Abatement Program.
Gas prices in the First State rose for a third straight week. AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware rose four cents over the last seven days from $3.45 to $3.49