After two decades of stellar performance, Delaware’s economy moved in reverse during the most recent decade, and the near term outlook is subpar. A DECADE OF DECLINE The major measures of performance for the Delaware economy from 2000 through 2010 are grim. Compared to a medi...Read More
Friday August 5, 2011 will likely be remembered as “the NEW Black Friday” or “THE” Black Friday. On that day, after markets closed, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) fulfilled its previous warning and downgraded the sovereign credit rating of the USA to AA+ from the fifty-y...Read More
State governments vary in the degree to which they favor organized labor over taxpayers. The latest research from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) documents that Delaware government has adopted policies_OLD that give priority to unions over the interests of Delaware’s citizens. &nbs...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.
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
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