CRI News


Reduce the Size of Government

The simple point is: we need to rethink how we pursue government spending and re-prioritize the numbers we use so that we can start anew. In doing so, remember the following from economist John Maynard Keynes:   “Nor should the argument seem strange that taxation may be so high as to defe...
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Move sentencing into the 21st century

It is time for Delaware to act on sentencing reform.

Bring sentencing in DE into the 21st century

The importance of sentencing reform to Delaware.

Delaware Medicaid out of control?

Enrollment in Medicaid in Delaware has soared 70% over the last decade. The projected costs to the State are unsustainable.

The creativity of tax payers

Hausers Law demonstrates that taxpyers will only fork over so much of their income to government. Data shows that is true in Delaware as well. If legislators want to grow state revenue, they must growth the economy first.

The futility of raising taxes

More confirmation that taxpayers will only cough up a fixed amount of their earnings to the government.

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)