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    Public smoking ban extends to ‘vaping’ in Delaware

    JeepersMedia / Foter / CC BY (From the House Democratic  Caucus) Gov. Jack Markell  signed into law a  measure that broadens Delaware’s longstanding indoor smoking ban to include electronic devices such as e-cigarettes and vape pens. Sponsored by Reps. Debra Heffernan and Senate President Pro Tempore Patricia Blevins, House Bill 5 added the devices to Delaware’s 2002 […]

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    Income growth in Delaware higher than in neighboring states

      Delaware ended with the highest rate of  personal income growth  in the region, according to 2013 figures released last week by the federal Bureau of Economic Statistics. Growth in personal income in 2013 ranged from an increase of 3.5 percent in Idaho to a decline of 4.4 percent in North Dakota. Delaware came in […]

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    Exclusive: Legal cloud hangs over use of mortgage settlement money to balance state budget

      In the waning moments of the legislative session, the Delaware General Assembly tapped funds from a mortgage settlement with major banks. This came in spite of legal clouds hanging over a similar budget patching move  in California. The Joint Finance Committee used $31 million from the settlement to plug a hole in a Delaware state […]

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    State development website now has commercial real estate search tool

    Gov. Jack Markell announced the launch of the Delaware Economic Development Office’s new website. The a site boasts an interactive search tool that will make it easier for site selectors to browse high-quality commercial and industrial real estate properties available around the state. Made possible through a partnership with San Francisco-based GIS Planning, this initiative […]

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    Local effort to battle wave of military suicides picks up steam

      Jacob DiSabatino, a junior at St. Mark’s High School, has launched a campaign to stop suicides among members of the military. The effort, according to a post in Town Square Delaware, was founded by Brian Kinsella, a Second Lieutenant and platoon leader, who, according to the post, had his first brush with solider suicide […]

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    Delaware’s bigger problem? A possible $100 million deficit — NewsWorks

    Here is Doug Rainey’s commentary: It is hard to find much to like about the $3.9 billion state budget that was signed by the governor shortly before the sun came up on Wednesday. The budget manages to eke out the usual 2.5 percent spending increase by tapping into one-time settlement funds and pruning expenses. Revenues […]

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