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!
Email: JohnStapleford@CaesarRodney.org

When a state taxes something there will be less of it and when it rewards something there will be more of it. Delaware’s tax structure heavily taxes those who are most likely to create sustainable economic growth and new jobs, but rewards businesses like Fisker Automotive who receive generous ...

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What do the numbers on Delaware’s production tell us about the effectiveness of the state’s economic policies_OLD?       Delaware’s economic growth rate, as measured by growth in gross state product (GSP) in chained 2009 dollars, has lagged behind the natio...

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Dr. John Stapleford, taking over as CRIs new President, spoke to Dace Blaskovitz on "Money and Politics in Delaware" about his new role as CRIs president and on what was going on with the states economy. The show airs Saturdays from 9-10 on WILM.com 1450 AM and WDOV.com 1410 AM.   Cli...

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The Liberty Foundation of Oklahoma (http://libertyfound.org/) today released data on the labor force participation rates from 1999 through 2013 for all states. The trends in Delaware are disturbing (click on the link below for the depressing statistics).   The participation in the labor force b...

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The Caesar Rodney Institutes Center for Economic Policy and Analysis has updated its 2010 comprehensive report on the methodology used by the Delaware Department of Labor (DDOL) in the calculation of the states prevailing wage and the methodology continues to be seriously flawed and tilted toward th...

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note: this editorial originally appeared in The News Journal and delawareonline.com January 1, 2015.  Read the original by clicking here     The baby boomers continue to age ... and perhaps mature ... and move into the empty nesters retirement years. Currently in Delaware, three out o...

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The attached article appeared in the Delaware Business Times edition January 6, 2015. Johns article is on Pages 4-5. He summarizes 2014 state economic data and makes projections for 2015.
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On Jan. 14, Gov. Jack Markell issued an executive order establishing the DEFAC (Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Committee) “Advisory Council on Revenue.” The primary charge to the council is to evaluate whether the state’s principal revenue sources are adequate and appropr...

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A recent report from the Mercatus Center uses fourteen metrics to assess whether states can meet their short-term bills and long-term obligations. Delaware is poorly positioned with regards to its long-term obligations.   The analysis in the report is based upon FY 2013 data from the Comprehens...

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The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis has released the first quarter 2015 personal income data for Delaware and the changes since 2005 are striking.   Total personal income for Delawareans rose 39% over the latest 10 years. Adjusted for inflation, real personal income has averaged growth of 1...

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