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Delaware Public Housing: Defenseless by Decree

Delaware Public Housing: Defenseless by Decree   After an investigation by the Caesar Rodney Institute revealed the state’s public housing authorities prohibit gun ownership, the National Rifle Association says it will take legal action if the gun bans are not withdrawn.   By Lee...
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What is Effective National Government?

  What is Effective National Government?   By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.   A major part of the mission that CRI has taken upon itself is dedicated to the measured improvement for individual liberty and personal fulfillment of each Delawarean. That can be largely accomplished...
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Employment at Will vs. Good Cause

As Delaware goes forth with an eye toward job creation and a revived economy, few legislative actions could be as harmful as irrevocably changing the employer/employee relationship by replacing our existing Employment at Will standard with the labor union endorsed Good Cause requirement. If pas...
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Prevailing Wage Does Not Have to be Union Wage

Just because Delaware is a prevailing wage state does not guarantee that the unions should be able to manipulate the system to their own advantage. Prevailing wage does not have to be union wage. This work is an analysis of the cost to taxpayers that prevailing wage continues to be and a sound alt...
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Celebrating Caesar Rodneys Birthday

Yesterday marked the 284th anniversary of the birth of Caesar Rodney, the great patriot whose famous ride on July 1, 1776 provided the Delaware Delegation the decisive vote for independence from Great Britain. But Caesar Rodney was not always pro-revolution.        &n...
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Meet the Scientists who are not on the Climate Change Bandwagon

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE There is much concern over rising sea levels and disappearin...
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Time to Fade Away

Dear Friends, Associates, and Donors:   As of the close of business today, Friday, August 2, 2013 my tenure with the Caesar Rodney Institute ends. After five and a half years of affiliation serving as a Founding Director, Chairman & CEO and most recently, as acting Executive Vice Presiden...
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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Background

A major rule change for RGGI auctions kicks in January 1, 2014, and it will increase auction revenues five to eight fold by 2017. The higher cost will show up in electric bills in nine northeast states. These states already have industrial electricity costs 30 to 96% higher than the averag...
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Why do Delaware parents pick charter schools?

*This editorial originally appeared in the "Our View" Section of the News Journal on April 8 on the website and April 9 in print. We are reposting the News Journal editorial because it asks a serious and profound question: Why do those who despise charter schools not at least ask...
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Policy made our state Kryptonite to corporate CEOs

This article was originally published in The News Journal January 17, 2015. Click here for the original   I appreciated the Dialogue Delaware piece by Stacie Beck and Eleanor Craig entitled, “Unfriendly to Business,” which appeared in your pages on Jan. 11. It seems that there are...
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