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State to invest $110 million in expanding broadband ‘the last mile’

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Sussex County legislators gather to look at broadband maps. Clockwise from top, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, Rep. Jesse Vanderwende, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, Rep. Charlie Postles and Sen. Dave Wilson.   COVID-19 funds will pay for a $110 million Delaware investment aimed at guaranteeing high-speed broadband internet access for every home and business in the state.  The expansion project, announced Thursday …

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New grants will help ready sites to lure commercial, industrial business

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday signed a bill that will allow state organizations to have possible commercial sites ready for quick building or move in. Gov. John Carney signed a bipartisan bill Tuesday aimed at attracting new businesses to Delaware by investing in site readiness. Senate Bill 127 establishes a fund to provide economic assistance to qualified businesses and public …

The Delaware Legislature returns to session on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

List of Bond Bill’s community projects still unpublished

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

When the General Assembly passed a record-setting $1.3 billion bond bill last week, the spending package did not include a list of the $70 million in projects chosen by legislators for their districts. The Community Redevelopment Fund includes one-time allocations which legislators earmark for nonprofits, schools, and community agencies in their districts. Ordinarily, each organization receiving funding would have its …

Republican, Democrat join forces on complimentary bills to help grow trade professions

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

These days, it seems like Democrats and Republicans aren’t able to agree on much. But on Wednesday, a Republican state senator and Democratic state representative combined forces to support each other’s bills and help Delaware grow by supporting the tradespeople it desperately needs. Their complimentary bills — a kind of counterpoint to the money poured into state colleges and their …