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Joe Fitzgerald
Monday, May 1, 2017
Senate Bill 20, a Constitutional Amendment to Reserve Capital Funding for Capital Projects, Passes the Senate On April 26, SB 20, sponsored by Senate Minority Whip Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) passed the Delaware State Senate, by a vote of 19 “yes” votes and 1 “not voting”. This legislation would serve as the second leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution, which would limit the ability of the State of Delaware to appropriate Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) moneys to a purpose other than: Capital expenditures on the public transportation system, including the road system and allocations for investments in transportation Payment of the interest and principal on all bonds issued before and after the effective date of this Act and secured by monies in the Transportation Trust Fund Other transportation-related purposes, including operating expenses funding the Delaware Department of Transportation. Read more
Joe Fitzgerald
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The 149th General Assembly commenced on Tuesday, January 10. Legislative session began with the swearing-in of newly elected and re-elected members of the House and Senate. Read more
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Joe Fitzgerald
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The 2016 election is just three weeks behind us, as of this writing, and pundits, pollsters and other observers are still sorting out what occurred and how. Major polls were significantly off, leading to considerable surprise in many quarters. Polling inaccuracy in the 2016 election will be examined separately in an upcoming article. The only certainty to emerge from the 2016 presidential election is that conventional political wisdom should not be accepted at face value and that the pendulum swings in our democracy and will in all likelihood swing again. Read more
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