Center For Economic Policy & Analysis



(Pictured: Dr. John Stapleford, CRI Chair)

Center For Economic Policy & Analysis

The Center for Economic Policy & Analysis is currently focusing on:
 
• promoting awareness of and adherence to public employee rights in light of the U.S. Supreme Court 2018 decision in Janus v AFSME with key partners
 
• conducting a policy reform campaign for the repeal of Delaware's Prevailing Wage Law in league with key partners
 
• supporting the city of Seaford in suing the State for blocking their right to a Right To Work law
 
• overturning State legislation that allows union members to "opt out" of the union only when within 15 days of their union membership date
 
Please contact Dr. John Stapleford, Chair with any inquiries!

This article originally appeared on Delawareonline.com on October 11, 2015, and in the News Journal October 12, 2015.   Despite their coordinated public relations splash on The News Journal’s Opinion pages, both Sen. Coons and Gov. Markell demonstrated a surprising lack of knowledge...

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The recovery from the 2008-2009 recession has been the longest and weakest since WWII. Typically an upswing in domestic real investment initiates a recovery. The two main components of real investment are residential housing and nonresidential (business) investment. The bursting of the housing bubbl...

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Many state legislators in Delaware have chosen to be joined at the hip with the Delaware public teachers union. This is in part because of the generous campaign contributions bestowed each year by the union to political candidates that see the world the way the union does. Changing sentiment among v...

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This article was originally published on October 28, 2014 on the website InsideSources.com. This article is reprinted in its entirely with permission.   Economic research on the impact of energy prices on economic growth has focused largely on the volatility of the price of oil, which has tri...

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The Tax Foundation has recently released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index. As usual the "tax you until you leave" states of New Jersey, New York and California fall at the bottom of the rankings. Besides the "energy belt" states, it is no surprise that Florida, New H...

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    A recent report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute confirms once again the economic boost that right to work laws provide states.     Richard Vedder and Jonathan Robe, in "An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws," confirm that over time the ...

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This article originally appeared in The News Journal as a Delaware Voice opinion editorial on November 18, 2014. The link is: http://delonline.us/1p1urFA   New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon and Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams are to be congratulated for allowing consultants to produce ...

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             Caesar Rodneys Transparent Delaware website has been updated to include state employee payroll data through 2013. An initial pass at the latest data continues to raise the question as to why the State of Delaware government doe...

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Caesar Rodneys Transparent Delaware website has been updated to include the state of Delawares FY 2014 vendor payments of $4.7 billion encompassing almost 474,000 individual transactions. The state is a major player in Delawares economy with vendor payments that amount to nearly 10% of private indus...

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This article originally appeared on delawareonline.com February 3, 2015, and in The News Journal February 4, 2015. View the original here   Survey after survey shows high levels of disillusion among voters regarding their elected officials. The sense is that the political elite display a grow...

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