What would you think of officials who spend tens of millions of your tax dollars every year and never check on whether citizens get what they pay for? That’s what’s happening with Delaware’s questionable program to buy jobs. The state regularly gives your tax dollars to companies ...Read More
Senate Bill 205 proposes to confine rent increases to homeowners in manufactured home communities to no more than the increase in the Consumer Price Index for the preceding year. Based upon years of research and experience it is clear what this Bill will achieve. Current owners of manufactured ho...Read More
According to the 2010 FBI Uniform Crime Report, the violent and property crime rates in Delaware are well above surrounding states and the nation. Surprisingly, except for the City of Wilmington, the highest 2010 crime rates are concentrated in Sussex County towns and cities. Expressed as incidents...Read More
The latest interstate migration data from the IRS for Delaware (2009-10) confirms once again that households vote with their feet. Statewide, Delaware had a net gain of households from the surrounding higher property tax states, bringing a net gain in personal income as well. The leading contribu...Read More
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) of the Delaware legislature has proposed a 1% hike in the salaries of all state employees…including public education, colleges and universities, and retiree pensions. The estimated $21 million addition to the FY 2013 expenditures (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 201...Read More
CRIs proposals to bring efficiency to the States Prison System.
A comparison of DE to other states in taxation with respect to the day every year when we are finally finished paying our taxes.
The constraining influence of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Committee (DEFAC) has been a major factor in maintaining the state of Delawares high bond ratings. Recently, however, DEFAC has drifted. Over the past decade the mean absolute percentage error in DEFACs one year ahead fore...Read More
Delaware lags behind its neighbors and the national in its 2010 Census mail participation rate. This appears to be a repeat of the under participation that occurred in the 2000 Census. Currently, Delawares participation rate is 65%, compared to the national average of 68%. For the 2000 Census, D...Read More
Voluntary universal curbside recycling does offer the possibility to provide a distinct fee for the service and remove most of the hidden cost for recycling from DSWA. The recommendations in this paper would allow DSWA to significantly lower the 35% price increase now planned for July, 2010.