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!

How will the new fee levied on glass containers affect Delawares gross receipts revenue?
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Various signs point to the beginning of the recovery in Delawares economy. The road back, however, is steep. Among the indicators of revival, the monthly change in Delawares leading economic indicator has finally turned positive, joining Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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In 1994 the State of Delaware made a successful bet on legalized gambling. Legislation authorized three horse racing tracks (now racinos) to build casinos for slot machines, which the State designated as video lottery terminals due to constitutional restrictions. Operations began in 1995 and revenue...

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CEPA estimates the population of undocumented immigrants in Delaware to be 20,250 as of 2008. This includes 14,880 undocumented immigrants in New Castle County, 2,225 in Kent County and 3,150 in Sussex. These estimates are derived from the latest Bureau of Census data on the foreign born population...

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Fridays data release by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Delawares unemployment rate dropping from 9.0% in April to 8.8% in May. This is the second month the First States unemployment rate has declined since hitting the recession peak of 9.2%.
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Should all households of similar income in Delaware be taxed the same?
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The 2010 ranking of 610 four year degree granting institutions of higher education from Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity is out. How did the University of Delaware fare? The Forbes rankings of “America’s Best Colleges” are based upon output measur...

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Producing business climate rankings of states has become a cottage industry. There are now at least 11 such rankings published by credible organizations. Delaware ranks between 2 and 42 across the various rankings. So, do these rankings provide any useful information to encourage economic growth in ...

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Over the past 10 fiscal years the Delaware Economic Development Office’s Delaware Strategic Fund has awarded over $201 million to firms and organizations in Delaware. Over $126 million of the awards have been outright grants, while $38 million has been in the form of loans, almost $34 million ...

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The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that the south is rising again in Delaware. Due to more restrictive land use regulations in New Castle County (NCC) and the migration of retirees into Sussex County, the past 20 years has seen NCC’s share of the state’s popu...

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