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Carney’s Chancery Court nomination draws fire from activists

Betsy Price Economy, Headlines

    Gov. John Carney on Friday nominated Wilmington lawyer Nathan A. Cook to serve on the Delaware Court of Chancery. He also nominated Kelly Hicks Sheridan to serve as a commissioner for the Family Court in New Castle County. Cook, managing partner of Block & Leviton’s Delaware office, was chosen to replace Joseph R. Slights III, who retired in …

Two Christina board members to revisit charter moratorium request

Jarek Rutz Economy, Education, Headlines

Two Christina School Board members have asked the board to revisit its request for a moratorium on new charter schools in the state. Dr. Naveed Baqir, who voted against the moratorium, will speak out against it during Tuesday’s board meeting.  Board member Donald Patton, who also voted against the moratorium, plans to provide support for Baqir during his presentation.  Patton …

Republican bills would cut taxes in wake of state’s revenue windfall

Betsy Price Economy, Government & Politics, Headlines

5 Republican bills in the House would reduce income, business taxes because of Delaware’s strong revenues   Delaware House Republicans have filed five bills that will cut taxes, saying the state should share its unexpected financial fortune with residents and businesses. Among other things, the bills would  cut the state personal income tax by 10%, cut corporate income tax by …

CSC Station hopes to encourage new business in Wilmington

Betsy Price Business, Economy, Headlines

The lobby of CSC Station features a sleek modern interior.     CSC is stepping out of its core business of providing legal and financial services to major corporations by opening a co-working space on the Wilmington Riverfront. CSC Station, which takes up three floors of the company’s building on French Street, will allow people to rent an office, or …

Minimum wage bill passes first House committee hearing

Betsy Price Business, Economy, Government & Politics, Headlines

  After a three-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon,  a bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 passed its first House committee hearing. Supporters sharpened, but repeated, their arguments: The bill will recognize the dignity of the essential workers who served Delaware during the COVID-19 pandemic; aid racial and gender justice because the majority of minimum wage earners are women and …