A few Republicans have heard there’s a possibility that the Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, plans on stepping down.

Democrats may elect new speaker, GOP reps have heard

Sam Haut Government

A few Republicans have heard there’s a possibility that Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, plans on stepping down by the end of the week. Rep. Kevin Hensley, R-Odessa, said during a Zoom meeting with the Delaware GOP that there is speculation that a new speaker will be elected by Friday. “So the speculation, just keep in …

Tom Carper has announced his retirement.

Carper says he’ll retire at the end of his term

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

Tom Carper, a U.S. senator representing Delaware since 2001, announced Monday that he’s retiring when his term ends next year. Carper, 76, at a news conference on the Wilmington Riverfront, signaled his support for Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, the state’s first Black member of Congress, as his successor, The Washington Post reported. “The odds-on favorite to replace the longtime Delaware …

The new leadership of the Delaware Republican Party, from left: Brandon Brice, Ben Gregg, Julianne Murray and Jim Weldin. (Sam Haut photo)

Julianne Murray elected Republican party chair

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Delaware Republican Party’s convention started off with a speech decrying various ills that Democrats caused, from the electric vehicle mandate to paid family leave, and from early voting to letting 16-year-olds vote in school board elections. That came from Richard Foster, the temporary chair for the convention, meeting Saturday at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Later, Loren Spivack, …

Carl Rifino and Joshua Donophan have been selected as Delaware's 2023 delegates for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. (Unsplash)

Kent County seniors picked for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Joshua Donophan wanted to join a program that sends students to the U.S. Senate for a week because he believes it’s crucial to understand how the nation’s government officials think and how the government operates. Now the Lake Forest High School senior is getting a $10,000 college scholarship to do that. Donophan and Smyrna High School senior Carl Rifino both …

Founder’s Folio: Heed lessons of history on money and inflation

Chris L. Kenny Government, Headlines

Early printing of paper money. (Photo from New York Public Library). Inflation has arrived with many of its hallmark indicators. A charged-up economy stoked by shortages, price hikes, money printing and spending is fueling the modern inflation boom. Almost everywhere we look, we see increased prices from lumber and housing to food and clothing, not to mention ever-reducing product sizes …