CRI News


Letter to Governor Carney: Offshore Wind Threatens Beach Economy (10/15/2019)

Dear Governor Carney,   One of the true joys of visiting the ocean is the chance to stare out on a crystal clear day and let the mind wander to the mysteries that lie over the horizon, and to enjoy the pure beauty.  It is rejuvenating.  Have you ever watched with wonder as t...
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Industrial size wind power is running into opposition

Industrial size wind power is running into opposition BY:  David T. Stevenson, Director, CRI Center for Energy Competitiveness DATE : 8/21/2019  (photo credit:   europa.eu)                         &...
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More trouble ahead for State employees

RELEASE: CRI - Center for Economic Policy and Analysis RE: More trouble ahead for State employees DATE:  6/7/19   According to the Boomershine Consulting Group the long bull market has failed to fix public pensions. The simple truth is that the sums owed to retirees are accele...
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Raising the Delaware Minimum Wage

RELEASE: CRI - Center for Economic Policy and Analysis RE: Raising the Delaware Minimum Wage DATE:  6/14/19  (image source:  timeequipment.com)   Senate Bill 105 is under review by the Delaware Senate Finance Committee. It would raise the State’s minimum wa...
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Letter to the Editor: Delaware's economy...

Dear Editor:   Contrary to the rhetoric coming out of Dover, Delaware’s economy is doing poorly. And the political establishment has little stomach for meaningful change.   THE ECONOMY’S PERFORMANCE   EMPLOYMENT: The current annual growth rate of privat...
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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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