No Need for a ‘Hospital Review Board’ in Delaware

No Need for a 'Hospital Review Board' in Delaware By Christopher Casscells, MD, Stacie Beck, PhD, and John Toedtman Center for Health Policy May 2, 2024     We commend Representative Valerie Longhurst's efforts to rein in hospital costs in Delaware. However, the creation of a "Hospital Review Board" in Substitute 1 for House Bill 350 will not succeed. The fundamental problem of high hospital costs in Delaware is due to a lack of competition.   NOTE: Hospital costs are clearly the largest component of healthcare costs in Delaware, and they have been currently and historically excessive ...
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Customer Cost Cap Protection is being Threatened

Delaware SB 265 is disastrous for ratepayers & should not pass   By David T. Stevenson Center for Energy & Environmental Policy May 14, 2024     In 2008, the Delaware legislature passed a requirement that 25% of our electricity should come from renewable sources like wind and solar power by 2025. Legislators back then were wise enough to protect electric consumers with a 3% cost cap on their electric bills.   Delmarva Power displays the costs of wind & solar as a line item on its electric bills. This acts as a report card on the impacts of legislation passed in Delaware. A March 2024 Delmarva Power residential bill revealed that the ...
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School Freedom Billboard Initiative Sparks Urgent Call for Education Reform in Delaware

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   School Freedom Billboard Initiative Sparks Urgent Call for Education Reform in Delaware     (Newark, DE., March 28, 2024)-The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) announces the launch of the School Freedom Billboard Initiative, a groundbreaking campaign to raise awareness and spark action to improve education performance in Delaware. The initiative's billboard, now prominently displayed on Interstate 95 south of Wilmington, DE, seeks to rally parents and community members to demand better educational outcomes for their children.     "The School Freedom Billboard Initiative serves as a visual reminder ...[read more]

Caesar Rodney Institute Releases 2nd Annual 'Delaware Report Card' on Governance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2024   Caesar Rodney Institute Releases 2nd Annual 'Delaware Report Card' on Governance  (CLICK HERE to view the report card.)     NEWARK, DE--The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) announces the release of its 2023 "Delaware Report Card," marking the second year of its review in key areas of governance crucial for a strong and sustainable economy. These key areas include Business Taxes, State Economy, State Government Finance, Education, Environment, Energy, and Healthcare.     The report card was rigorously graded by CRI's team of policy experts, which inclu...[read more]

Navigating Reform: Legislative Priorities to Improve Delaware K-12 Education

Navigating Reform: Legislative Priorities to Improve Delaware K-12 Education Charting a path to excellence in the state's education system By Dr. Tanya Hettler,PhD, Director Center for Education Excellence March 21, 2024     Despite Delaware's significant investment in K-12 education, student performance in math and English language arts (ELA) has not improved over the past two decades. With per pupil spending ranking among the highest in the nation, we must reevaluate our approach and prioritize meaningful reforms to improve educational outcomes.    In response to this pressing challenge, we recommend the ...[read more]

Go West young Delaware techie...

Go West young Delaware techie... CA, OR, & WA receive almost 20% of Delaware's net outbound migration.   By Charlie Copeland, Director Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending January 26, 2024     Our previous analyses discuss Delaware's inbound migration of retirees from our regional neighbors (PA, NJ & MD) and outbound migration to the more prosperous Southeast (FL, TX & NC). This final analysis in the "Migration Series" focuses on outbound migration to the West Coast.   Despite a decade of significant population loss, California is the recipient of a large portion o...[read more]

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