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Delaware Sales Tax, Yes or No?

By Dr. John Stapleford Center for Economic Policy and Analysis October 31, 2020   Delaware state government is facing two years of flat general tax revenue. If instituting a state sales tax becomes a legislative issue, retailers may suffer substantial non-resident sales ...
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Can DE's beach economy take another hit after COVID?

By David T. Stevenson October 22, 2020   Delaware’s beach economy is reeling from the impact of government-imposed lockdowns to flatten the curve of new infections and hospitalizations from COVID-19. The Rehoboth/Dewey Chamber of Commerce estimated in July,...
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It's time for PHASE 3 Delaware!

By Dr. John Stapleford October 20, 2020   The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) had released the "Employment Data" report by major industry through August 2020.   It clearly shows that Delaware’s economy will not have a healthy recove...
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Investigate Carney for Nursing Home Deaths

By David T. Stevenson October 12, 2020   Governor Carney should be added to the US Attorney General’s list of states under investigation for sending COVID-19 positive patients back to long-term care facilities.    Delaware had the eleventh highest...
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Alternative high frequency data

By Dr. John Stapleford September 30, 2020   Economic data for states and metropolitan areas are released by the Federal government with a lag of one month to two quarters. So, business economists are always huntin...
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Energy Lawsuit Wastes Taxpayer Money

By David T. Stevenson September 23, 2020   Delaware's Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against conventional energy companies, including Exxon Mobil, claiming they fraudulently covered up their contribution to manmade global warmin...
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Student Test Scores are Color-Blind

Student Test Scores are Color-Blind By Dr. John Stapleford August 21, 2020   New research reveals that student proficiency test scores for White, Black, and Hispanic eighth graders rise and fall together depending on the overall socio-economic status wit...
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New fuel economy standards provide safer, less expensive vehicle

New "Fuel Economy Standards" provide safer, less expensive vehicles   By David T. Stevenson July 30, 2020   The U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency have released a new final fuel economy rule for passenger c...
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Long term trends

Long term trends   By Dr. John Stapleford July 23, 2020   With funding fr...
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Flawed Assumptions throughout DE's Climate Action Plan

Flawed Assumptions throughout DE's Climate Action Plan By David T. Stevenson July 16, 2020   ...
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