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DE 'Off' Budget Funding Belongs 'In' Budget
These "off" budget bills hide spending growth and are bad policy.
By Charlie Copeland, Director
Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending
July 25, 2023
The Delaware General Assembly passed a $5.6 billion budget for fiscal year 2024. For Delaware's approximately 380,000 households, that is the equivalent of $14,736 per household. That is A LOT of money.
Randall Chase, a widely known veteran reporter in Dover, writes this is "an increase of roughly 10% over this year's operating budget." Note that earlier t
By David T. Stevenson, Director
Center for Energy & Environmental Policy
July 10, 2023
Supporters of the unpopular gasoline-powered car bans and offshore wind projects are now using a misleading air quality report card to push their pocketbook-busting agenda. In its 2023 annual release, the American Lung Association (ALA) gives New Castle County, DE, a "D" for air quality. However, all three Delaware counties easily meet all of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA's Ai...
We Oppose Delaware Offshore Wind because it's Expensive, Unreliable, and Threatens the Natural Environment By Vil Vongphrachanh, CRI Staff May 2, 2023 In a recent announcement, NJ League of Conservation Voters' Executive Director, Ed Potosnak accused the Caesar Rodney Institute of running a "misinformation campaign" against offshore wind. In the spirit of information, we visited the NJ League of Conservation Voters' Gala website so that we could understand who was backing their organization. We found that Mr. Potosnak shouldn't be throwing stones when it comes to casting aspersions about fu...[read more]
Electoral Trends in Delaware By Charlie Copeland, Director Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending March 23, 2023 "This is the first principle of democracy: that the essential things in men are the things they hold in common, not the things they hold separately." - G.K. Chesterton For decades, Delaware was a "bellwether" state that was governed from the "center" and, for decades, voted for the nationally-winning Presidential candidate irrespective of their Political Party affiliation. This began to change in the early 1990s, and the trends have accelerated. Delaware is now...[read more]
Delaware's Unemployment is Fourth Worst in the Nation By Charlie Copeland, Director Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending March 1, 2023 "That's the way it is with entrepreneurial people. You try one thing, it doesn't work, you try another." - Pete du Pont Delaware's unemployment percent rate for December was the 4th worst rate in the Nation at 4.4%. While 4.4% may not sound that "bad," Delaware's workforce participation rate simultaneously dropped to historic lows reaching below 60% for only the 2nd time in State history. T...[read more]
First Annual Report Card on Delaware Governance: CRI Gives out Four F's "It was important to evaluate these issues in a familiar format like a report card where Delawareans can clearly see how bad it really is and why CRI's work is so important. Delaware really deserves better." -John R. Toedtman, Executive Director NEWARK, DE (February 21, 2023) - The Caesar Rodney Institute releases its First Annual Report Card on Delaware Governance for 2022. The report card evaluates seven critical segments of Delaware life that show the state is failing in key areas and is trending in the wr...[read more]