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Return Sentencing Discretion to Judiciary, Save $50 Million a Year

While not all judges are as wise as Solomon, judicial decisions are a cornerstone of our legal system.  Delaware’s incarceration rate spiked after adoption of mandatory sentencing was adopted. Bottom line, we may simply have 1500 more people in our over-crowded prisons than is justified b...
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Foundation of Delawares Economy

Delaware is very close to if not already beyond the point of no return regarding manufacturing, financial and agricultural jobs.  It is almost entirely the fault of the General Assembly, the Governor’s cabinet and the Governor. (The greater Northeast also has the same anti-manufacturing v...
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Due Diligence

When graduating high school students apply for college, they spend a great deal of time researching where they would like to go and deciding where to apply. They research schools, visit campuses and give serious consideration to factors such as cost, social environment, location, academics, etc&hell...
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Center for Fiscal Accountability

2009 State Legislative Spending Transparency Efforts (preliminary list)

Delawares Economic Climate

How does Delaware compare to other mid-Atlantic states in various economic indicators?

The Time is Now to make Delaware a Right to Work State

The Time is Now to make Delaware a Right to Work State   It happens like clockwork. A bill to make Delaware a right to work state has been introduced regularly in recent years.   Given the economic climate, the need for jobs, and the competitive nature of finding and incubating new and exi...
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Individual Liberty vs. Government Authority

Individual Liberty vs. Government Authority By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.     While teaching graduate level Economics in Delaware during the 90s, I used The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayekas a required secondary reading. Hayek was the 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics and a proponent of the A...
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Improving Public Perception

Improving Public Perception   It is easy for Americans to lose faith in their elected officials. The constant stream of stories of abuse of power, breaking of the public trust and seemingly backwards priorities fuels the nation’s perception of lawmakers.   Certainly, there are many c...
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Have a Coke and a Tax

Have a Coke and a Tax   by Veronique de Rugy Published at, 12/14/09 "With the federal deficit reaching $1.4 trillion and most state budgets deep in the red, policy makers are desperately searching for new sources of revenue that the tapped-out American public might support. They...
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The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm by John Stapleford           Recent Federal data reveals that Delaware now ranks 5th among all the states in the percent of births to unmarried mothers. Nearly 46% of Delaware births during 2006 were to unwed mothers, including 32% of birth...
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