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
Delaware was awarded $1.463 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. After a year, almost 22% of the three-year stimulus money has been spent. The impact on Delawares economy has been and will remain minimal. The primary purpose of this Act is to maintain government at the expense o...Read More
Over recent decades the performance of Delawares economy has steadily deteriorated. Growth in output, income and jobs has slowed, converging on the national average. Slower growth diminishes opportunities for all of Delawares citizens. The contention of this report is that providing increased opp...Read More
According to the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (fiscal year 2006), Delaware ranks high on expenditures per student (8th among all states and the District of Columbia) and in the middle of the pack on test scores for reading and math.
Our comparisons of per capita costs for solid waste handling with other states showed Delaware was 159% higher
How will the new fee levied on glass containers affect Delawares gross receipts revenue?
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.
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%.
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...Read More
Should all households of similar income in Delaware be taxed the same?