CRI News


January 24, 2019: CRI Responds to the Governor’s State of the State!

“Where’s the beef?” Most remember that famous fast food slogan.    Well, after listening to John Carney’s State of the State address, where’s the substance? Those in the know called the speech “empty” and a “yawner”.  ...
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January 14, 2019: DNREC continues to simply ignore Bloom Energy’s hazardous...

DNREC continues to simply ignore Bloom Energy’s hazardous waste!!!   Despite serious concerns about poisonous waste, DNREC turned last Thursday’s Bloom Energy hearing into a high school pep rally.    CRI Policy Director Dave Stevenson also says Delaware&rsq...
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January 12, 2019: Uneasy questions linger about Delaware's - taxpayer...

Uneasy questions linger about Delaware's - taxpayer supported - stock exchange!   The DBOT is an ugly and ongoing story. However, New Castle County Council President Karen Hartley-Nagle continues to press for answers.    And last Tuesday executives from the&nbs...
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January 11, 2019: CRI’s Healthcare Recommendations follow-up

Analysis in CRI’s “Delaware Health Care Initiative” paper clearly evidences that due to a lack of competition, Delaware has among the highest priced health care in the nation. And more evidence of the consequences of the lack of competition is surfacing.   Last week, the...
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January 7, 2019: CRI’s Healthcare Recommendations!

Delaware Health Care Initiative Main points by Dr. Stacie Beck, CRI Board Member John Toedtman, CRI Advisory Council Member January 6, 2019     Delaware is besieged by runaway health care prices.   According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Delaware ranks 3rd...
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December 21, 2018: Don’t Ask the Poor to Pay for Your Electric vehicle

Don’t Ask the Poor to Pay for Your Electric vehicle by David T. Stevenson, Policy Director 12/21/2018   The Delaware Electric Vehicle Association responded to my article claiming EVs are a very expensive way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.  Interestingly the respo...
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December 17, 2018: With DEFAC about to meet, a recap of Delaware's fiscal...

With DEFAC about to meet, a recap of Delaware’s fiscal condition by Dr. John Stapleford, CRI Chair 12/17/2018   What is DEFAC and why is it important? DEFAC is the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council. Although the Governor appoints members, DEFAC is intended...
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December 5, 2018: Delaware Lags in Fiscal Health

Delaware Lags in Fiscal Health by Dr. John Stapleford, CRI Chair 12/5/2018     The 2018 ranking of states by fiscal condition has been issued by the Mercatus Center. The analysis is based upon FY16 financial reports.   Delaware ranks 44th among the stat...
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December 4, 2018: More Money, More Problems...

More Money, More Problems: Delaware’s Public Education System’s Race to the Bottom by Matthew L. Lenzini, CRI Advisory Council Member 12/4/2018   In July of 1997 the Notorious B.I.G. released the hit single “Mo Money, Mo Problems”. I was just a year removed f...
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December 4, 2018: Electric Vehicles an...

Electric Vehicles an Expensive Way to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions by David T. Stevenson, Director 12/4/2018   Numerous programs have been suggested to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to ease global warming concerns. Few are as expensive as switching to battery powered motor...
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