Home


SUBSCRIBE NOW!

Sign up for our free newsletter and you'll be amongst the first to receive insightful Delaware-focused economic and policy updates.

It’s Open Enrollment Season for ‘School Choice’

It's Open Enrollment Season for 'School Choice' Many parents in Delaware are unaware that this is an option for their children.   By Dr. Tanya Hettler, Ph.D., Director  Center for Educational Excellence November 18, 2022      A January 2022 national survey conducted by National School Choice found that nearly 70% of parents support school choice (31% "strongly support and 38% "somewhat support"). These parents also said they have considered sending one of their children to a new or different school. Options abound nationwide including school choice vouchers, scholarships, tax c ...
Read More

The End of Representative Government and Freedom in Delaware

Governor Carney's executive action mirroring California rules is quickly taking action with DNREC already drafting regulations to ban gasoline and diesel-powered cars. By David T. Stevenson, Director Center for Energy & Environmental Policy October 20, 2022     Two and a half years after COVID-19 first hit we are still in a state of emergency giving un-democratic power to Delaware's Governor with no end in sight. His executive branch regulators are circumventing our elected representatives to dictate what kind of motor vehicle we can buy and how we power our homes.   Governor Carney's executive decision to join the multistat...
Read More

Featured Articles

Delawareans are Likely Suffering the 1970’s Level Inflation

Delawareans are Likely Suffering the '1970s- Level Inflation' The lower the income, the higher the inflation impact   By Charlie Copeland, Director  Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending November 10, 2022     A nationwide recession in the next 12 months is almost a certainty, but Delaware is already suffering from "stagflation" not seen since the 1970s. The Delaware Legislature needs to move very carefully in the 2023 session and stay out of the economy.   Becoming like California and damaging small businesses and employers is not a successful growth strategy during very tumu...[read more]

Delaware's 204.07% Personal Income Tax rate harms small business owners

Delaware's 204.07% Personal Income Tax rate harms small business owners By Charlie Copeland, Director  Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending April 25, 2022     Several decades ago, Delaware instituted a gross receipts tax, aka Delaware's hidden sales tax, that is applied to the business rather than the consumer. When instituted, the tax was meant to be temporary to handle a budget shortfall.   So, why does Delaware still impose this tax when 45 other states have repealed it? A gross receipts tax (GRT) is a horrible public policy.   This tax on Delaware'...[read more]

Delaware needs a tax-free carbon holiday to review RGGI's wasteful program

Delaware needs a "tax-free carbon holiday" to review RGGI's wasteful program By David T. Stevenson  Center for Energy & Environmental Policy April 6, 2022     You may not be aware that Delaware has a tax on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. In 2009 power companies were required to start buying allowances from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program to emit carbon dioxide. The allowance cost was added to electric bills but was hidden from customers.   So far, under the RGGI program, Delaware has received $187 million in revenue, and as much as $100 million may ...[read more]

People Want to Give us Gifts

People Want to Give us Gifts By Charlie Copeland, Director (pictured)  Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending March 28, 2022 (Also, published on 4/3/2022 by Delaware State News.)     Delaware legislators are exempt from Delaware's ethics laws leading the State to become one of the most corrupt in the Nation. This can be fixed.   Delaware has a decades-long history of corruption by elected officials. The title of this article, "People want to give us gifts," is a quote that was made by former State Senator and eventual Senate Pro Tem, David McBride (D-Hawks Nest) in late 2013 during the scan...[read more]

Featured Videos