CRI News


Eliminate the Health care CON in Delaware

RELEASE: CRI - Center for Economic Policy and Analysis   RE: Eliminate the health care CON in Delaware   DATE:  5/16/19     In 1974, Congress passed the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act, which made certain Federal funding conditio...
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Jobs and Opportunity in Delaware

RELEASE: CRI - Center for Economic Policy and Analysis   RE: Jobs and Opportunity in Delaware   DATE:  5/14/19   The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity publishes a Jobs and Opportunity Index (JOI) for all the states monthly. As of March of this yea...
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Earl Jaques Response

Earl Jaques Response Dated:  5/12/2019   In his May 5, 2019 opinion column, Rep. Earl Jaques, Chairman of the House Education Committee, solicits support for his Bill to permit districts to modestly increase their rates for operating funds without a referendum.  While well-...
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Output Flat Report

RELEASE: CRI - Center for Economic Policy and Analysis RE: Output Flat DATE: 5/9/19 The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has released its Gross State Product (GSP) figures by state for the fourth quarter of 2018 and Delaware continues a lackluster performance. In inflation ad...
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Money Walks

RELEASE: CRI - Center for Economic Policy and Analysis RE: Money Walks – A Tale of Two Counties DATE:  5/7/19   The IRS compiles aggregate data on personal income tax returns and, among other things, shows the movement of household adjusted gross income (AGI) among co...
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Your Action Needed to Control Electricity Prices

Your action needed to control electricity prices 5/3/2019 David T. Stevenson, CRI Director A bill is expected to be proposed this year to greatly increase a government mandate for more wind and solar power. A hearing has just been scheduled to be held in the Senate Hearing Room in Legisla...
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More authority to raise taxes on property owners without a referendum

House Bill 129-- More authority to raise taxes on property owners without a referendum Date:  5/2/2019   When 3 referendums are defeated in the last several months and many more in prior years, I do not believe the first action taken by our legislators is to take the voting r...
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"A shotgun approach to curbing violent crimes"

"A shotgun approach to curbing violent crimes" By Matt L. Lenzini, CRI Adivsory Council 4/12/2019   Numerous bills were introduced in the Delaware State legislature recently that would limit the sale of certain types of firearms, limit the capacity of magazines and limit...
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Dover wants to amend Title 29. Dover is proposing a cost of living (COLA)...

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE EMPLOYEES' PENSION PLAN AND COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.   Having survived a nearly $400 million deficit two years ago and with State employee and retiree healthcare benefits rising 6% to 8% per annum, Senate Bill 62 no...
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Change the System not the Standards!

Change the System not the Standards! By Ron Russo, CRI Executive Director 3/28/2019   In a recent guest column, Atnre Alleyne (Executive Director of DelawareCAN) identified the obstacles faced by many students trying to gain admission to some of the state’s best schools.&nbs...
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