The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Delaware Gubernatorial Headlines

NOVEMBER 2013

AUDIO: Gov. Jack Markell weekly address: Giving thanks (WDDE, 11/27/13)
DHSS seeks budget increase of nearly $55 million (WDDE, 11/26/13)
Delaware AG says cash board’s power trumps Flowers’ (The News Journal, 11/26/13)
AG’s office says State Treasurer does not have power to make investment decision (WDDE, 11/26/13)
State officials announced recipients of $2.1M in after school, summer programs (SC SunTimes, 11/25/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Jack Markee weekly address: Innovative teaching methods (WDDE, 11/23/13)
Delaware sees significant drop in unemployment in October (WDDE, 11/22/13)
More questions about Delaware’s $2B cash portfolio (firststatepolitics, 11/21/13)
Dela. panel eyes drug-testing for public works jobs (AP, 11/19/13)
Del. Dept of Education asks for ‘significant’ budget increase (WDDE, 11/19/13)
VIDEO: Gov’s weekly address: Planting the seeds for economic growth (WHYY Newsworks, 11/15/13)
VIDEO: Delaware treasurer releases travel expenses, will reimburse state (WHYY Newsworks, 11/13/13)
Delaware’s top health official comments on Obamacare enrollment (WHYY Newsworks, 11/13/13)
Delaware launches website to attract more foreign business to the First State (WHYY Newsworks, 11/12/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell weekly address: Supporting Delaware’s veterans (WDDE, 11/8/13)
State releases first results from new teacher evaluation system (WDDE, 11/6/13)
Public hearing on single-payer bill draws little attention (WDDE, 11/6/13)
Delaware Senate GOP leaders: Chip Flowers’ office ‘out of control’ (The News Journal, 11/6/13)
Four candidates reportedly vying to become Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice (WDDE, 11/5/13)
Casinos make their case for revenue sharing relief to Gaming Study Commission (WDDE, 11/5/13)
Gov. Jack Markell addresses Sussex Tech Advisory Board meeting (Cape Gazette, 11/4/13)
Low wages ‘aren’t what it’s about anymore’: Delaware’s governor on bringing jobs home (Washington Post, 11/3/13)
Obama adds Markell to US climate adjustment panel (The News Journal, 11/2/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell weekly address: College resources for Delaware students (WDDE, 11/1/13)
Gov. Markell named to White House climate change taskforce (WDDE, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

UD poll offers snapshot of Delaware’s political landscape (WDDE, 10/31/13)
Delaware ups ante with online gambling (The News Journal, 10/31/13)
Delaware prepares to roll out online gambling this week (WDDE, 10/29/13)
Beau Biden tops in popularity contest: UD poll (firststatepolitics, 10/25/13)
AUDIO: Governor Jack Markell weekly address: Drawing top teachers to high need schools (WDDE, 10/25/13)
Marijuana Policy Project finds state’s medical marijuana plans lacking (WDDE, 10/23/13)
Gov. Markell defends Newark computer center plan (The News Journal, 10/11/13)
Latest workers’ comp proposal offers little change in recommended rate hike (WDDE, 10/11/13)
Economy and education draw attention in Gov. Markell’s final town hall (WDDE, 10/10/13)
Delaware Supreme Court rules Activision deal can move forward (WDDE, 10/10/13)
Delaware turns down proposed workers comp rate hike (WDDE, 10/9/13)
Legal expert sees ‘no chance’ for successful Sussex Co. sheriff appeal (WDDE, 10/9/13)
First State makes progress in latest tax climate rankings (WDDE, 10/9/13)
Sussex County sheriff looks to continue battle over sheriffs’ arrest powers (WDDE, 10/8/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Jack Markell weekly address: Recruiting teachers to Delaware (WDDE, 10/4/13)
Gov. Markell addresses federal govt shutdown, other issues at Sussex town hall (WDDE, 10/3/13)
State officials see steady traffic to Delaware Health Insurance marketplace (WDDE, 10/2/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Gov’s weekly address: Working hard to grow our economy (WHYY Newsworks, 9/27/13)
Gov. Markell, Alan Levin defend efforts to create jobs in Delaware (The News Journal, 9/25/13)
A glimpse at insurance costs under Obamacare exchanges (WHYY Newsworks, 9/25/13)
In announcing Kool-Aid jobs, Markell defends Delaware’s economy (The News Journal, 9/24/13)
Governor signs bills to help youth in foster care (Cape Gazette, 9/24/13)
Illegal donations to Jack Markell’s 2008 campaign discovered (The News Journal, 9/21/13)
Markell riles Common Core doubters with talk of ‘mythology’ (The News Journal, 9/20/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell weekly address: Making strides for job creation (WDDE, 9/20/13)
Delaware unemployment down slightly, workforce number also falls (WDDE, 9/20/13)
Sea level rise remains a major concern in Delaware (WHYY Newsworks, 9/12/13)
Delaware officials launch campaign to raise public awareness of threat of sea level rise (AP, 9/12/13)
State officials dispute report Delaware faces return to recession (WDDE , 9/12/13)
Gov. Markell pushes efforts to address sea level rise forward (WDDE, 9/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Markell: We must invest in early education (Politico, 9/9/13)
AUDIO: Markell weekly address: Implementing Common Core standards (WDDE, 9/6/13)
Chief Justice of Del. Supreme Court to retire (Reuters, 9/6/13)
Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court retiring after 25 years on bench (AP, 9/6/13)
State workers’ comp task force returns to work (WDDE, 9/5/13)
State offers a glimpse at Common Core standards teaching (WDDE, 9/3/13)
Civil settlement ends campaign contribution case (AP, 9/3/13)
Developer Zimmerman blasts Markell on illegal donations (DelMarVa Now, 9/3/13)
Markell joins Dela. education officials in promoting Common Core standards (AP, 9/3/13)

AUGUST 2013

Foundation report puts focus on Delaware’s high-tech sector (WDDE ,8/30/13)
A booming reception for same-sex marriage in Delaware (WDDE, 8/26/13)
State’s Deputy Treasurer resigns over credit card use (WDDE, 8/19/13)
Gov. Markell named to NGA Executive Committee (WDDE, 8/4/13)
Downes Elementary Chinese class hosts governor (Newark Post, 8/1/13)
GOP chair questions Gov. Markell’s response to potentially illegal campaign contributions (WDDE, 8/1/13)
Markell tries to meet Christie and Paul halfway (The Hill, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

Lawmakers, state officials seek to put spotlight on climate change issues (WDDE, 7/31/13)
Additional misconduct at Planned Parenthood’s Wilmington clinic alleged at hearing (WDDE, 7/30/13)
VIDEO: Planned Parenthood of Del. under microscope for unsafe medical practices (WHYY Newsworks, 7/30/13)
Lawmakers to hold new hearing on Wilmington Planned Parenthood clinic (WDDE, 7/29/13)
Delaware ready for another round of sports betting expansion (WDDE, 7/28/13)
Del. governor to donate $28,000 from embattled DC businessman to charity (AP, 7/27/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell weekly address: First State agriculture and Delaware’s economy (WDDE, 7/26/13)
Delaware State Fair is ‘neutral’ territory for Gov. Markell (The News Journal, 7/25/13)
Markell donates questionable campaign funds (The News Journal, 7/25/13)
Markell’s campaign received donations from executives linked to criminal scheme (The News Journal, 7/25/13)
Gov. Markell visits with students in Governor’s School (Newark Post, 7/25/13)
Delaware officials tout ranking in list of state’s solar energy capacity (AP, 7/23/13)
Commission begins examination of casino gambling in Delaware (WDDE, 7/23/13)
Del. governor signs bill capping co-pays for specialty prescription drugs (AP, 7/22/13)
Copeland elected Del. GOP party chair (WDDE, 7/20/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell weekly address: Public benefit corporations (WDDE, 7/19/13)
Markell, governors urge US House to act on immigration reform (firststatepolitics, 7/18/13)
Delaware creates socially-conscious corporation law (WHHY Newsworks, 7/17/13)
Markell signs wildlife protection bill (Milford Beacon, 7/15/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell weekly address: Global relationships and job growth in Delaware (WDDE, 7/12/13)
VIDEO: First person: AG Beau Biden (WHYY Newsworks, 7/12/13)
Delaware Gov. Markell seeks to attract Israeli companies (Reuters, 7/11/13)
AUDIO: First candidates line up to run for General Assembly in 2014 (WDDE, 7/10/13)
Markell winds down Israel trip (The News Journal, 7/10/13)
Del. governor: Israel a beacon of stability (Jerusalem Post, 7/9/13)
Delaware top destination for Israeli firms incorporating in US (The Jewish Press, 7/8/13)
State agencies reduce duplicative regulations (Cape Gazette, 7/8/13)
Gov. Markell meets with Israeli president (WDDE, 7/8/13)
Markell meets with Israeli president (firststatepolitics, 7/8/13)
Treasurer Flowers says Markell appointees should go (The News Journal, 7/7/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Jack Markell weekly address: A look back on the legislative session (WDDE, 7/5/13)
VIDEO: First person: Gov. Jack Markell (WHYY Newsworks, 7/5/13)
AUDIO: Markell looks back on busy GA session (WDEL, 7/5/13)
Delaware same-sex couples aren’t running down the aisle (WHYY Newsworks, 7/3/13)
Governor Jack Markell leads Israeli trade trip (AP, 7/3/13)
Gov. Markell travels to Israel on economic development mission (WDDE, 7/3/13)
Markell, Levin seek economic boost for state in Israel (The News Journal, 7/3/13)
Delaware governor heads to Israel to talk business (WHYY Newsworks, 7/3/13)
AUDIO: Delaware law grants criminal immunity for those who report drug overdoses (WHYY Newsworks, 7/2/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell reflects on 2013 legislative scorecard (WDDE, 7/1/13)
Bills dealing with guns, bail and abortion clinic oversight approved on final legislative day (WDDE, 7/1/13)
Gov. Markell signs 2014 budget bills (WDDE, 7/1/13)
First State performs first same-sex marriages (WDDE, 7/1/13)
Delaware’s first day of same-sex marriages concludes with a final first (WDDE, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Del. lawmakers wrap up legislative session highlighted by gay marriage, gun control bills (AP, 6/30/13)
Delaware ready to usher in same-sex marriages (WDDE, 6/29/13)
Gov. Markell: Fisker has 2 options for future (The News Journal, 6/29/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell weekly address: Pursuing a healthy environment and economy (WDDE, 6/28/13)
Delaware revising, eliminating some state regulations (AP, 6/27/13)
Delaware Senate rejects gun-control bill (The News Journal, 6/27/13)
Delaware officials to revise, eliminate regulations considered obsolete or overly burdensome (AP, 6/27/13)
Delaware budget bills pass, Biden’s bail bill does not (WHYY Newsworks, 6/27/13)
VIDEO: Delaware workers’ comp reform signed into law (WHYY Newsworks, 6/27/13)
OPINION: Good regulation work should bring even more (The News Journal, 6/27/13)
State’s 2014 operating and capital budgets ready for Gov. Markell’s signature (WDDE, 6/27/13)
Mental health gun bill suffers surprising defeat in Senate (WDDE, 6/27/13)
Report details results of regulation review by Markell administration (WDDE, 6/27/13)
Delaware cuts down on regulations (The News Journal, 6/27/13)
Gov. Markell signs Workers Comp Task Force recommendations into law (WDDE, 6/27/13)
Gov. Markell signs charter school reform into law (WDDE, 6/26/13)
Delaware Senate approves FY 2014 capital budget (WDDE, 6/26/13)
Budget committee approves grant-in-aid allocation for 2014 (WDDE, 6/26/13)

Delaware General Assembly passes charter school reform (Milford Beacon, 6/26/13)
Gov. Markell, federal, state and local officials join Calpine CEO for Garrison Energy Center groundbreaking (HeraldOnline, 6/25/13)
FY 2014 budget clears Delaware House without debate (WHYY Newsworks, 6/25/13)
Proposed operating budget clears House without much debate (WDDE, 6/25/13)
VIDEO: Del. medical marijuana patients in limbo (WHYY Newsworks, 6/21/13)
Delaware’s FY 2014 budget bill released (WHYY Newsworks, 6/20/13)
Money for Port of Wilmington and casinos remain in final Bond Bill proposal (WDDE, 6/20/13)
Delaware now protects transgender people (AP, 6/20/13)
Bailout or not, dark days ahead for casinos (The News Journal, 6/20/13)
Legislators introduce 2014 budget bill (WDDE, 6/19/13)
Gov. Markell signs transgender anti-discrimination bill into law (WDDE, 6/19/13)
Delaware is bailing out its casinos. Wait, what? (Washington Post, 6/19/13)
Bills clear legislative hurdles and advance in General Assembly (WDDE, 6/19/13)
Lawmaker on casino bailout plan: ‘Better than nothing’ (The News Journal, 6/18/13)
Gov. Markell seeks to use additional revenue to aid state’s casinos (WDDE, 6/17/13)
Teachers’ union maintains support of charter reform bill (WDDE, 6/14/13)
Markell’s tax and fee options meet opposition in General Assembly (WDDE, 6/14/13)
No tax break for Delaware casinos (The News Journal, 6/14/13)
Casino expansion plans still stuck in House committee (WDDE, 6/12/13)
Charter school reform bill passes House after lengthy debate (WDDE, 6/11/13)
Senate OKs bill legalizing gambling in fraternal and veterans groups (WDDE, 6/11/13)
Transgender anti-discrimination bill clears Senate hurdle (WDDE, 6/6/13)
Senate passes plan to make over legislative redistricting process (WDDE, 6/6/13)
House committee narrowly releases charter reform bill after contentious hearing (WDDE, 6/5/13)
Women in General Assembly gain influence, if not numbers (WDDE, 6/3/13)
Delaware governor to sign school choice bill (AP, 6/2/13)

MAY 2013

VIDEO: Gov. Markell weekly address: Commitment to STEM education (WDDE, 5/31/13)
Charlie Copeland wants to lead Delaware Republicans (WHYY Newsworks, 5/31/13)
AUDIO: JFC completes Delaware’s FY 2014 budget markup (WHYY Newsworks, 5/30/13)
Joint Finance Committee completes work on 2014 budget (WDDE, 5/30/13)
Delaware’s insurance agents feel left out of state’s workers comp task force (WDDE, 5/30/13)
Delaware GOP chair John Sigler resigns unexpectedly (WHYY Newsworks, 5/29/13)
Lawmakers hear testimony about Planned Parenthood conditions (WDDE, 5/29/13)
Sigler resigns as Del. Republican Party chair (WDDE, 5/29/13)
Delaware casino demands tax cuts, threatens layoffs (WHYY Newsworks, 5/25/13)
Delaware lawmakers pass second gun bill (WHYY Newsworks, 5/15/13)
Lawmaker revives debate over casino expansion in Delaware (WDDE, 5/9/13)
VIDEO: Gay marriage approved as Delaware lawmaker comes out (The News Journal, 5/8/13)
Gov. Markell signs one of his gun bills into law (WDDE, 5/8/13)
Same-sex marriage approved in Delaware (WHYY Newsworks, 5/8/13)
Delaware becomes 11th state to approve same-sex marriage (WDDE, 5/7/13)
Delaware to vote on becoming 11th state to allow gay marriage (Reuters, 5/7/13)
Delaware, continuing a trend, becomes the 11th state to allow same-sex unions (New York Times, 5/7/13)

APRIL 2013

Private gun sales background checks approved by Del. Senate (WDDE, 4/18/13)
Committee sends same-sex marriage bill to House floor (WDDE, 4/17/13)
House vote on absentee voting sparks partisan bickering (WDDE, 4/16/13)
Rep. Kowalko reintroduces single-payer health care bill (WDDE, 4/12/13)
Gay marriage bill introduced in Delaware Legislature (Huffington Post, 4/11/13)
Gay marriage: Is Delaware next? (Christian Science Monitor, 4/11/13)
Proponents say Delaware’s same-sex marriage bill a matter of civil rights (WDDE, 4/11/13)
Del. GOP targeting state party leader for marriage equality support (Gayapolis, 4/11/13)
Delaware unveils marriage equality bill (The Advocate, 4/11/13)
Delaware steamrolls toward marriage equality (Dover Post, 4/11/13)
Delaware becomes latest state to take up gay marriage (Reuters, 4/11/13)
VIDEO: Delaware lawmakers file marriage equality bill (WHYY Newsworks, 4/11/13)
Delaware same-sex marriage advocate visits Capitol Hill (WDDE, 4/10/13)
Delaware governor on marriage equality: ‘It can happen this year’ (The Advocate, 4/10/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Markell tells activists he would sign marriage equality bill (The News Journal, 4/9/13)
UD students, state officials rally in support of same-sex marriage (Newark Post, 4/9/13)
Markell on gay marriage: ‘It can happen here in Delaware’ (The News Journal, 4/8/13)
Delaware passes new gun control law, requires universal background checks (The Review, 4/8/13)
Markell pushes for marriage equality (The Review, 4/8/13)
Fisker: An influential disaster (Washington Post, 4/5/13)
Fisker automotive: The final flameout? (Washington Post, 4/5/13)
VIDEO: Markell’s office notified of Fisker’s plans for layoffs (The News Journal, 4/5/13)
The end of building Fisker cars in Delaware appears to be closer (WHYY Newsworks, 4/5/13)
Stagnant economy in Delaware blamed for layoffs at The Grand (WHYY Newsworks, 4/5/13)
Local group decries ‘politicization’ of marriage (WDDE, 4/4/13)
Delaware church leaders show their support for same sex marriage (WHYY Newsworks, 4/3/13)
Delaware group asks Sen. Carper to ‘not politicize marriage’ (WHYY Newsworks, 4/3/13)
Sen. Carper offers support for same-sex marriage (WDDE, 4/2/13)
Carper joins shift, backs same-sex marriage (Philly.com, 4/2/13)
Markell has no plan to cut gambling taxes (The News Journal, 4/2/13)

MARCH 2013

GOP lawmaker wants background checks for political candidates (WDDE, 3/30/13)
Del. officials taking wait-and-see approach to Fisker problems (AP, 3/29/13)
Gov. Markell signs extensions of taxes (WBOC, 3/29/13)
Senate approves death penalty repeal (Cape Gazette, 3/29/13)
Delaware lawmakers introduce weapons ban, restrictions on guns on school property (AP, 3/29/13)
Final bills in Gov. Markell’s package of gun legislation introduced (WDDE, 3/29/13)
State Senate approves Gov. Markell’s tax proposals (WDDE, 3/28/13)
Recession-era tax hikes made permanent (The News Journal, 3/28/13)
Private gun sales background checks bill clears Del. House (WDDE, 3/28/13)
Death penalty bill squeaks through state Senate (Dover Post, 3/27/13)
GOP lawmakers begin push for more transparency in government (WDDE, 3/27/13)
VIDEO: Free from DC gridlock, Delaware moves ahead on gun control (MSNBC, 3/27/13)
Del. Gov. Markell says there is wide support for gun background checks in the First State (Washington Times, 3/26/13)
Committee hears testimony on death penalty repeal (Cape Gazette, 3/26/13)
Delaware Senate approves repeal of death penalty (AP, 3/26/13)
Death penalty repeal legislation narrowly clears Del. Senate (WDDE, 3/26/13)
Delaware leads the way over federal gun control legislation (WHYY Newsworks, 3/25/13)
Monument announcement just first step to building Delaware attraction (WDDE, 3/24/13)
Climate-change skeptics challenge DNREC projections on sea-level rise (WDDE, 3/23/13)
AUDIO: Delaware national park within reach (WHYY Newsworks, 3/22/13)
VIDEO: Delaware abortion foes want investigation at Planned Parenthood (WHYY Newsworks, 3/21/13)
State House approves Gov. Markell’s tax bills (WDDE, 3/21/13)
Bill to increase minimum wage gets state Senate OK (WDDE, 3/21/13)
Gov. Markell’s tax bills to be debated on House floor (WDDE, 3/21/13)
VIDEO: Emotional testimony as Del. death penalty goes to full Senate (WHYY Newsworks, 3/20/13)
VIDEO: Delaware background check bill for private gun sales moves along (WHYY Newsworks, 3/20/13)
Committee hearing on gun sales background checks bill packs Leg Hall (WDDE, 3/20/13)
Senate committee moves death penalty repeal bill forward (WDDE, 3/20/13)
Dela. GOP Exec Director supports same-sex marriage (WDDE, 3/19/13)
Illegal gun purchase bill introduced in state Senate (WDDE, 3/19/13)
Latest revenue projection adds slightly to state’s budget bottom line (WDDE, 3/18/13)
Some bills ready for Gov. Markell’s signature (WDDE, 3/15/13)
House Democrats introduce bills addressing expiring taxes (WDDE, 3/14/13)
GOP senator offers alternative to Gov. Markell’s gun sales background checks (WDDE, 3/14/13)
Dover Air Force Base commander discusses sequester impact, other base issues (WDDE, 3/14/13)
House committee tables gun sales background check bill (WDDE, 3/13/13)
VIDEO: Markell speaks out on failed Port deal (WDEL, 3/13/13)
Delaware still hopeful as Fisker quits electric-car maker (Philly.com, 3/13/13)
Markell defends failed port privatization efforts (AP, 3/12/13)
Delaware lawmakers want to end death penalty (AP, 3/12/13)
Busy session begins for state lawmakers in Dover (The Journal News, 3/12/13)
Kinder Morgan ‘suspends’ pursuit of Port of Wilmington lease deal (WDDE, 3/7/13)
Bill to tighten gun buyer background checks unveiled (WDDE, 3/6/13)
Delaware officials propose legislation to expand background checks for gun purchases (AP, 3/6/13)
NAACP president in Wilmington to support voting rights for felons (WDDE, 3/5/13)
Delaware land preservation slated for cuts (The News Journal, 3/5/13)
Jack Markell backs initiative to provide employment for disabled (The Review, 3/4/13)
Poll indicates majority of Delawareans support same-sex marriage (WDDE, 3/4/13)
Public weighs in on adapting to rising seas (WDDE, 3/2/13)
Gov. Markell names nominees for two cabinet posts (WDDE, 3/1/13)
Widener Law prof. says gay marriage advocates have strong Supreme Court arguments (WDDE, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

Port of Wilmington surprises legislators with capital budget request (WDDE, 2/27/13)
Jack Markell: Obama not exaggerating (Politico, 2/25/13)
Gov. Markell keps NGA focused on jobs for the disabled (WDDE, 2/23/13)
Gov. Markell addresses climate issues in DC (WDDE, 2/22/13)
Gov. Markell offers legislation to curb illegal gun purchases (WDDE, 2/20/13)

Unions joins Delaware marriage equality push (WHYY Newsworks, 3/19/13)
Call for same-sex marriage legislation in Delaware gains union support (WDDE, 2/19/13)
Markell, Steele, Biden on Wilmington shooting (AP, 2/11/13)
Markell cutting trip to India short in wake of shooting (The News Journal, 2/11/13)
Ag land preservation program facing major budget cuts in Delaware (WBOC, 2/8/13)
GOP chair Sigler takes aim at Markell (The News Journal, 2/8/13)
AUDIO: Task force formed to lower Delaware’s workers’ comp rates (WHYY Newsworks, 2/7/13)
Del. advocates optimistic ahead of marriage debate (Washington Blade, 2/6/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Markell embarks on trip to India (WDDE, 2/6/13)
Republicans blast Markell for overseas trips (The News Journal, 2/5/13)
Markell makes interim cabinet appointments (AP, 2/5/13)
Governor Markell praises state’s effort to boost education (WDEL, 2/2/13)
Equality Delaware leading calls for Delaware to legalize same-sex marriage (WGMD, 2/1/13)

JANUARY 2013

Markell faces more defiant Legislature (The News Journal, 1/30/13)
Corporate tax refund looms as budget hearings start (The News Journal, 1/30/13)
Gay marriage supporters: 2013 is the year for Delaware (On Top, 1/30/13)
Del. lawmakers eye possible $63M hole as agency budget hearings get underway (AP, 1/30/13)
Has Jack Markell lost the trust of the Delaware General Assembly? (Delaware Liberal, 1/30/13)
Markell, seeking higher profile, taps Washington PR firm (The News Journal, 1/28/13)
Delaware governor wants to make temporary tax increases permanent (The Daily Caller, 1/28/13)
Republican legislators critique Gov. Markell’s budget proposal (WDDE, 1/25/13)
VIDEO: Jack Markell introduces ‘revenue stability’ (Delaware Politics, 1/25/13)
Markell proposes small reduction in 2009 tax increase but no sunsets (Dover Post, 1/25/13)
GOP lawmakers offer bills addressing gun violence and school safety (WDDE, 1/25/13)
VIDEO: Delaware State of the State (WHYY Newsworks, 1/25/13)
Gov. Markell unveils his FY 2014 budget plan (WDDE, 1/24/13)
Del. governor proposes $3.7B spending plan (AP, 1/24/13)
Gen Assembly sends bills on Port oversight and gambling at fraternal clubs to Gov. Markell (WDDE, 1/24/13)
Port deal oversight bill may be amended in state House (WDDE, 1/23/13)
Del. House panel eyes bill requiring legislature’s OK for privatizing Wilmington port operations (AP, 1/23/13)
Gov. Markell & DHSS join DE’s congressional delegation to announce grant to support health insurance marketplaces (Insurance News, 1/19/13)
AUDIO: Markell heads to India for a trade mission (WDEL, 1/18/13)
Teacher pay and mental health care highlighted by Gov. Markell in State of the State (WDDE, 1/17/13)
VIDEO: Markell’s State of the State focuses on education, jobs (WDEL, 1/7/13)
Del. Gov. Jack Markell pushes for higher teacher pay, keeping tax increases in place (AP, 1/17/13)
Del. State of the State address: More jobs on the way to Sussex County (WBOC, 1/17/13)
Del. governor delivers State of the State speech (WPVI, 1/17/13)
General Assembly united in opposition to pay raise recommendations (WDDE, 1/16/13)
Gov. Markell, Lt. Gov. Denn use history and military to plan future (Dover Post, 1/16/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Jack Markell discusses his state’s plans to address gun control (PBS NewsHour, 1/15/13)
Del. Politics: Markell takes oath for 2nd term (DelMarVaNow, 1/15/13)
Markell: We will ‘advance the cause of liberty, equality and dignity’ (Washington Blade, 1/15/13)
Proposed gun legislation received mixed reaction in General Assembly (WDDE, 1/14/13)
Del. Gov. Markell calls for gun control measures (AP, 1/14/13)
Governor Markell inaugural events begin Sunday (WDDE, 1/12/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Markell kicks off annual Week of Service (WDDE, 1/11/13)
NGA Chairman Jack Markell ‘excited’ about disabilities initiative progress (Huffington Post, 1/11/13)
Gov. Markell turns to his cabinet for judicial nominees (WDDE, 1/11/13)
States’ growth stunted. Markell: Congress hindering fiscal plans (The News Journal, 1/10/13)
Markell: Federal problems have governors worried (The News Journal, 1/9/13)
Gov. Markell hints at Delaware proposals responding to Connecticut school shooting (WDDE, 1/9/13)
New faces sworn in on first day of legislative session (WDDE, 1/8/13)
Compensation Commission recommendations face some opposition in legislature (WDDE, 1/8/13)
Budget, guns among issues facing Del. lawmakers (AP, 1/8/13)
Delaware taxpayers increasingly on the hook as Fisker auto plant idles (Fox News, 1/5/13)
Dueling Delawareans: Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Tom Carper (WHYY Newsworks, 1/4/13)
Delaware set to review several new charter applications (WDDE, 1/3/13)
Some state raises recommended (The News Journal, 1/3/12)
Union sees raises for high-end state posts as snub (The News Journal, 1/3/13)
Jack Markell: Unknown quantity in Delaware (Jewish Exponent, 1/2/13)
AUDIO: Delaware organization campaigns for gun sanity (WHYY Newsworks, 1/2/13)

DECEMBER 2012

Tax rate sunsets may fade into state’s rising red ink (The News Journal, 12/31/12)
Delaware awaits Fisker’s fate (The News Journal, 12/26/13)
Delaware is first state to receive conditional approval on partnership exchange (Insurance News Net, 12/21/12)
Delaware gets conditional federal approval for health insurance exchange (WDDE, 12/20/12)
Officials find $57 million more for budget (The News Journal, 12/18/12)
Three main concerns for Delaware governor in aftermath of school shooting (WHYY Newsworks, 12/18/12)
Delaware gun shop owners react to Newtown tragedy as state ponders stricter gun laws (WHYY Newsworks, 12/18/12)
VIDEO: 2011 Delaware gun laws could be reviewed in light of Conn. tragedy (WHYY Newsworks, 12/17/12)
In wake of Conn. school shooting, Gov. Markell sees new law helping Delaware be better prepared (WDDE, 12/17/12)
Latest state revenue estimate offers some good budget news (WDDE, 12/17/12)
Markell says feds need to give marijuana guidance (The News Journal, 12/14/12)
Gov. Markell wraps up Asia trip in Korea (WDDE, 12/14/12)
Delaware GOP lawmakers say legislature doesn’t need a pay raise (WDDE, 12/11/12)
Markell continues Asian trip (AP, 12/10/12)
Gov. Markell begins trip to Asia in Japan (WDDE, 12/9/12)
Markell seeks piece of Sandy relief aid (The News Journal, 12/8/12)
Markell to tout state in Asia trip (The News Journal, 12/6/12)
Dela. Senate gets ball rolling (The News Journal, 12/6/12)
Citigroup job cuts won’t affect Delaware (AP, 12/5/12)
Widener Law prof. offers roadmap for same-sex couples to navigate legal issues (WDDE, 12/5/12)
Governors ask for flexibility in fiscal cliff deal (AP, 12/4/12)
Markell, other governors meet with Obama (WBOC, 12/4/12)
Markell urges Obama not to cut Medicaid funding (The News Journal, 12/4/12)
Markell quiet as crucial talks set with Obama (The News Journal, 12/4/12)
Markell to meet with Obama on fiscal cliff (The News Journal, 12/2/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

McQueen tapped to lead Delaware State Police (WDDE, 11/28/12)
State early education program is brightening futures (The News Journal, 11/28/12)
Judge eyes challenge to Delaware Bloom Energy deal (AP, 11/15/12)
Markell top aide leaving (The News Journal, 11/15/12)
Markell names new chief of staff (WDDE, 11/15/12)
Delaware’s use of education data earns high marks (WDDE, 11/15/12)
Markell’s lawyers want challenge to Bloom Energy plan dismissed (WDEL, 11/14/12)
Fixing our schools – Markell participates in education forum (The Atlantic, 11/14/12)
Markell headed for Obama cabinet? (First State Politics, 11/9/12)
AUDIO: Castle assesses Delaware GOP present and future (WDDE, 11/8/12)
For several Delaware schools, the race is on for federal grants (WDDE, 11/8/12)
Delaware GOP determined to overcome large election losses (WDDE, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: Democrats deliver decisive wins in Delaware (WDDE, 11/7/12)
DEMA assessing Sandy by the numbers (WDDE, 11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

The Delaware way takes center stage at House of Representatives debate (Newsworks, 10/24/12)
Markell explores Delaware culture and arts communities (Cape Gazette, 10/24/12)
Offshore lease may revive Bluewater Wind project in Delaware (WDDE, 10/23/12)
Markell, Cragg agree economy matters most (UD Review, 10/22/12)
Race to the Top funded early childhood education reform coming into focus (WDDE, 10/21/12)
Audio: Markell’s weekly message: Mentoring young people with disabilities (WGMD, 10/19/12)
Crime in spotlight as Markell, Cragg debate (The News Journal, 10/18/12)
The economy and crime drive debate between candidates for Delaware governor (WDDE, 10/18/12)
Gubernatorial, lt. governor candidates tackle jobs, crime (Dover Post, 10/18/12)
Denn tries to tie Valenzuela to tea party in Lt. Gov. debate (WDDE, 10/17/12)
Gov. Markell pressed to sign term pledge (WBOC, 10/17/12)
Delaware gubernatorial debate (Newsworks, 10/16/12)
Cragg, Perri challenge Markell (Cape Gazette, 10/16/12)
Hearing on workers’ compensation rates pushed back (The News Journal, 10/16/12)
Video: Delaware debates (WDDE, 10/16/12)
Out-of-state donors pad Markell’s funds (The News Journal, 10/15/12)
CATO, Delaware GOP critical of Markell’s fiscal policies (WGMD, 10/12/12)
Castle and chiefs of staff discuss governing and the ‘Delaware Way’ (WDDE, 10/11/12)
Markell has healthy war chest (The News Journal, 10/9/12)
Cragg reports weak fundraising totals (First State Politics, 10/9/12)
Three questions for the candidates for Delaware governor (Newsworks, 10/9/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

Delaware unemployment up slightly (Newsworks, 9/21/12)
Video: Delaware’s Coastal future tied to an act of the Great Depression (Newsworks, 9/21/12)
State sets new framework for monitoring state charter schools (WDDE, 9/20/12)
Audio: New charter school framework released in Delaware (Newsworks, 9/20/12)
Delaware GOP sets out election campaign platform (WDDE, 9/20/12)
Gov. Markell surprised Romney doubled down at press conference (CNN, 9/19/12)
Markell says veterans, seniors included in Romneys ’47 percent’ (FirstStatePolitics, 9/19/12)
Video: Gov. Jack Markell on keeping DE’s unemployment below national average (Huffington Post, 9/17/12)
Christine O’Donnell considering another Senate bid (CNN, 9/16/12)
Governor Markell kicks off re-election campaign (WDDE, 9/15/12)
Update: County Council to replace Lord’s Prayer with Psalm 23 (Cape Gazette, 9/14/12)
Markell, Carper face GOP challengers at forum (AP, 9/13/12)
Gov. Markell to launch re-election campaign with 8 stop tour to meet with voters (WGMD, 9/13/12)
Markell promoting pharmaceutical innovation in DC, has had little luck in Delaware (FirstStatePolitics, 9/13/12)
Leadership changes coming to General Assembly (WDDE, 9/12/12)
New law toughens child abuse laws (WDDE, 9/12/12)
Incumbents DeLuca and Booth fall in State Senate primary races, Bennett wins primary for husband’s House seat (WDDE, 9/12/12)
Governor signs bill to improve school safety (Community Pub, 9/11/12)
GOP demands probe of inmate labor program (The News Journal, 9/11/12)
Video: New Delaware law designed to make public schools safer (WHYY Newsworks, 9/10/12)
Delaware’s brief moment in the sun (Politico, 9/8/12)
State counters lawsuit contesting Bloom subsidy (The News Journal, 9/7/12)
Markell campaign defends accusation that Romney ‘likes to fire people’ (FirstStatePolitics, 9/7/12)
Markell ribs Romney over job-creator schtick (The News Journal, 9/6/12)
Audio: Markell defends attack on Romney in DNC speech (WDEL, 9/6/12)
New NFL season brings expanded sports betting to Delaware (WDDE, 9/5/12)
Audio: Gov. Jack Markell addresses the DNC; GOP responds (WGMD, 9/5/12)
Gov. Markell takes on Mitt Romney in Democratic Convention speech (WDDE, 9/5/12)

AUGUST 2012

Delaware: A small example of a larger trend (FiveThirtyEight, 8/31/12)
Delaware GOP energized following Republican Convention (WDDE, 8/31/12)
Video: What voters in Delaware and elsewhere will think about in the next 2 months (WHYY Newsworks, 8/31/12)
Feds: Delaware secret court arbitration unconstitutional (WDEL, 8/30/12)
Markell: We will not waste one single day (Cape Gazette, 8/30/12)
Longtime Delaware GOP leader sees unity building at Republican Convention (WDDE, 8/29/12)
Delaware’s plan for National Park close to fruition (WDDE, 8/29/12)
New law looks to strengthen child abuse investigations (Cape Gazette, 8/28/12)
Markell’s faith also an Obama campaign asset (FirstStatePolitics, 8/27/12)
New Secretary of Education ready to communicate education priorities (WDDE, 8/26/12)
Work begins at Bloom site, but skeptics remain (The News Journal, 8/25/12)
Gov. Markell’s weekly message: Prescription drug monitoring in Delaware (WGMD, 8/24/12)
The governor of Jewish outreach (Politico, 8/24/12)
New offshore wind plan pitched in Delaware (CBS MoneyWatch, 8/24/12)
Gov. Markell urges appeal of cross-state air pollution rule vacated by US Court of Appeals (WGMD, 8/21/12)
Delaware Lt. Governor kicks off campaign for re-election (WHYY Newsworks, 8/20/12)
Denn kick-off draws down-ticket Dems (FirstStatePolitics, 8/20/12)
Markell vetoes fire and police pension measure (WBOC, 8/19/12)
Markell’s PAC building his brand outside First State (The News Journal, 8/18/12)
Markell vetoes Wilmington pension bill (FirstStatePolitics, 8/18/12)
Opinion: Governor’s veto was a service to state taxpayers (The News Journal, 8/17/12)
Gov. Markell’s weekly message: Increasing government transparency (WGMD, 8/17/12)
With new resources, Delaware looks to crack down on child abuse (Stateline, 8/17/12)
Markell PAC quietly promoting Delaware Gov. (FirstStatePolitics, 8/17/12)
Three bills increase government transparency in Delaware (WHYY Newsworks, 8/16/12)
Opinion: You can fund, but you can’t hide in Delaware (The News Journal, 8/16/12)
Opinion: Congress should follow Delaware’s lead on disclosure (The Hill, 8/15/12)
Making government more transparent (WHYY Newsworks, 8/15/12)
Markell signs campaign finance reform measures (WDEL, 8/15/12)
State review seeks to quell growing debate over Delaware charter schools (WDDE, 8/9/12)
Performance framework aims to improve charter school oversight (WDDE, 8/9/12)
Westside fills prescription for accessible, affordable health care in Delaware (WDDE, 8/8/12)
Delaware First Media and UD to co-host congressional, gubernatorial debates this fall (WDDE, 8/7/12)
Delaware to consider gay marriage in 2013, Gov. Jack Markell says (On Top, 8/7/12)
Following Romney’s Israel blitz, Obama campaign ramps up Jewish outreach with Jack Markell at center (TPM, 8/7/12)
Will Delaware legalize gay marriage? (G-Philly, 8/7/12)
Delaware gov defends Reid’s tax accusations: ‘This is politics’ (TPM, 8/6/12)
Gov. Markell dismisses key Romney attack over Israel (TPM, 8/6/12)
Jack Markell expects Delaware to take up marriage equality in 2013 (Huffington Post, 8/6/12)
Republicans pressure Markell on troubled day-labor program (The News Journal, 8/6/12)
Delaware guv courts gay Dems (Washington Blade, 8/3/12)
Gov. Markell addresses new tax credit for hiring veterans in weekly address (WGMD, 8/3/12)
Delaware teacher evaluation plan in place for new school year (WDDE, 8/3/12)

JULY 2012

Video: Delaware establishes veterans tax credit for employers (WHYY Newsworks, 7/31/12)
Investments considered; panel delays action on recommendations to improve portfolio (The News Journal, 7/31/12)
Jobs for veterans target of law (The News Journal, 7/31/12)
New law creates tax credit to boost employment of veterans (WDDE, 7/31/12)
Governor signs bill modernizing Delaware’s mental health system (Cape Gazette, 7/31/12)
Georgetown’s revised charter gets veto stamp (The News Journal, 7/31/12)
All trails lead to Harrington; Politicians mingle at season’s must stop (The News Journal, 7/27/12)
Video: Delaware gets tough on bullying and cyberbullying (WHYY Newsworks, 7/27/12)
New Delaware laws target bullying (NBC Philadelphia, 7/27/12)
Video: Gov. Jack Markell weighs in on gun control debate (CNN, 7/26/12)
Video: Gov. Markell responds to President Obama gun control comments: He hasn’t waited too long (CNN, 7/26/12)
Gov. Markell signs bill to protect children aging out of foster care (WGMD, 7/25/12)
New Delaware law imposes tougher sentences for embezzlement (WHYY Newsworks,7/25/12)
Beau Biden: The next generation (Politico, 7/24/12)
Audio: Markell signs mental health bill (WDEL, 7/24/12)
New law helps protect the mentally ill in Delaware (WHYY Newsworks, 7/24/12)
Gov. Markell signs bill to modernize Del’s mental health system (WGMD, 7/24/12)
Delaware officials see substantial growth in student proficiency in 2012 test scores (WDDE, 7/19/12)
Markell new chair of national governor’s group (The News Journal, 7/16/12)
Audio: Gov. Markell becomes new chair of National Governors Association (WGMD, 7/15/12)
Video: Interview with Del. Governor Jack Markell (WHYY Newsworks, 7/13/12)
Ongoing dispute between Occupy Delaware and City of Wilmington could soon be over (WHYY Newsworks, 7/12/12)
Gov. Markell in Atlanta to speak at the Education Commission of the States Forum (WGMD, 7/11/12)
Cragg officially files for governor (WGMD, 7/10/12)
After court ruling on Medicaid, Delaware remains uncommitted (The News Journal, 7/9/12)
State to streamline agency regulations (The News Journal, 7/6/12)
State GOP chairman slams state economic index (WDEL, 7/6/12)
In weekly speech, Markell pledges to keep pushing to improve Delaware (WDEL, 7/6/12)
Creating a health care connection (WDDE, 7/5/12)
House speaker Gilligan stepping down (AP, 7/1/12)
Markell’s mark on legislative session (The News Journal, 7/1/12)
House speaker Gilligan retires as General Assembly concludes session (WDDE, 7/1/12)

JUNE 2012

Audio: Gov. Markell signs FY 2013 budget, Grant-in-Aid & Bond bills; 146th General Assembly ends (WGMD, 6/30/12)
Delaware governor signs online gambling bill (CBS MoneyWatch, 6/29/12)
Bill eliminating 5-year waiting period for voting rights passes legislature (WGMD, 6/29/12)
Delaware lawmakers approve $3.6B budget (CBS MoneyWatch, 6/29/12)
Suit over Bloom project may face tough legal battle (WDDE, 6/28/12)
Delaware General Assembly down to the wire (WHYY Newsworks, 6/28/12)
Delaware is first to OK full-service casino gambling — online (LA Times, 6/28/12)
Markell: ‘President Obama deserves credit’ (NBC Philadelphia, 6/28/12)
Senate OKs gambling expansion measure (WDDE, 6/27/12)
Delaware lawmakers approve new gambling options (WHYY Newsworks, 6/27/12)
Delaware governor sued for ‘cronyism’ (The Daily Caller, 6/27/12)
Bloom doesn’t shine as bright in some parts of Delaware (WHYY Newsworks, 6/26/12)
Budget, gambling bill wrap session (The News Journal, 6/25/12)
Capital projects bill dices up funds (The News Journal, 6/22/12)
Markell, PSC sued over Bloom Energy deal (The News Journal, 6/21/12)
Lawsuit challenges Bloom Energy deal in Delaware (CBS News, 6/21/12)
Who sued Bloom Energy? (Forbes, 6/21/12)
Delaware fuel cell factory challenged with lawsuit (Philadelphia Daily News, 6/21/12)
$53 million surplus draws hands (The News Journal, 6/20/12)
DC advocacy group files lawsuit against Gov. Markell & Public Service Commission (WGMD, 6/20/12)
Errors in Markell campaign finances (WDEL, 6/19/12)
Errors in Markell campaign finances (RealClearPolitics, 6/19/12)
Funds secured in National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement being put to work to help Del. homeowners (WGMD, 6/18/12)
Executive Order launches regulatory reform & review (WGMD, 6/15/12)
Delaware bill would leave redistricting to commission (WBOC, 6/15/12)
DE governor orders agency review of regulations (WBOC, 6/15/12)
Final revenue estimate provides additional money to state budget bottom line (DFM News, 6/15/12)
Markell signs executive order to dump unnecessary state regs (WDEL, 6/14/12)
Delaware moves to limit payday loans (DFM News, 6/13/12)
House debates Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act (WHYY Newsworks, 6/12/12)
Delaware bill allows online bets and additional gambling sites, financial breaks for casinos (AP, 6/12/12)
Outcast of Markell’s inner circle (The News Journal, 6/12/12)
Gambling legislation passes in state House (WGMD, 6/12/12)
Five local non-profits could lose tax exemptions over code violations (Dover Post, 6/12/12)
State Democrats back challenger for insurance commissioner (The News Journal, 6/10/12)
Delaware Elections Disclosure Act heads to Markell for signature (Middletown Transcript, 6/7/12)
Del. lawmakers approve campaign finance revisions (WBOC, 6/7/12)
Five groups Delaware Lobbying Reform Commission (WBOC, 6/6/12)
New faith-based council in Delaware meets (WHYY Newsworks, 6/6/12)
Delaware mortgage assistance money in limbo (CBS News, 6/5/12)
Groups lobby Markell to tackle lobbying reform (WDEL, 6/5/12)
DE lawmaker to retire after second DUI charge (WBOC, 6/5/12)
Gov. Markell signs home invasion legislation into law (WGMD, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

Expiring tax increases put Delaware budget in bind (The News Journal, 5/30/12)
Lobbying reform bill met with debate (The News Journal, 5/29/12)
Delaware gets relief from ‘No Child Left Behind’ mandate (Newsworks, 5/29/12)
Delaware legislation designed for military spouses (Newsworks, 5/29/12)
Delaware Bayshore Initiative links conservation, economic growth (DFM News, 5/29/12)
Delaware Bayshore Initiative seeks to preserve coastal communities and draw visitors (Newsworks, 5/29/12)
Gov. Markell signs bill to help military spouses applying for professional licenses (WGMD, 5/28/12)
Delaware employees to get 1% pay raise (Newsworks, 5/25/12)
Slight improvement in state revenue estimate as final budget writing process begins (DFM News, 5/21/12)
Bill seeks to protect social media passwords from employers (DFM News, 5/10/12)
Showdown over Sussex County sheriff’s powers moves ahead at Leg Hall and in court (DFM News, 5/9/12)
Mark Murphy confirmed as Delaware Secretary of Education (DFM News, 5/9/12)
Campaign reform bills move in Dover (The News Journal, 5/3/12)
PA official takes aim at Delaware’s drilling stance (The News Journal, 5/3/12)
Delaware lawmakers form charter school task force after public hearing (DFM News, 5/2/12)
Markell to speak on women’s economic issues (Dialogue Delaware, 5/1/12)
New Delaware plant would build fuel cells (Philly.com, 5/1/12)
Opinion: Bloom risk assessment should include skills (Delaware Online, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Bloom breaking ground on Del. fuel cell plant (AP, 4/30/12)
Video: Delaware’s Markell sees 900 jobs from Bloom Energy (Bloomberg, 4/30/12)
Bloom Energy breaks ground on new Delaware facility (DFM News, 4/30/12)
Delaware leaders see state’s technological future in Bloom (Newark Post, 4/30/12)
Markell names new Delaware Education Secretary (WHYY Newsworks, 4/27/12)
Murphy nominated as secretary of education (Cape Gazette, 4/27/12)
Markell nominates Mark Murphy to head education dept (The News Journal, 4/27/12)
Murphy’s vision should suit Delaware just fine (Delaware Online, 4/27/12)
Video: The future of civil unions (WHYY Newsworks, 4/27/12)
Video: Delaware’s future is ‘Bloom’-ing (WHYY Newsworks, 4/27/12)
Gov. Markell announces $450K in financial literacy funding (WHYY Newsworks, 4/26/12)
FOIA changes in Delaware’s largest county (WHYY Newsworks, 4/25/12)
Delaware blazes new farm trail (DelMarVa Now, 4/25/12)
State’s top educator to head Maryland schools (Cape Gazette, 4/23/12)
Video: Delaware inmate executed after hours of legal battles (WHYY Newsworks, 4/20/12)
Attorneys ask Markell to halt execution (The News Journal, 4/19/12)
Fisker investor: Romney the ‘source of our problems at DOE’ (Delaware Online, 4/19/12)
Fisker catches flak on GOP campaign trail (The News Journal, 4/19/12)
‘Volunteer’ execution condemned, supported (The News Journal, 4/18/12)
Markell urges week of volunteer service (WHYY Newsworks, 4/18/12)
Delaware gambling advisory council meets (WP, 4/17/12)
DEFAC forecasts brighter revenue picture (The News Journal, 4/17/12)
Port of Wilmington: A gateway to Delaware’s economic development (DFM News, 4/17/12)
April state revenue estimate restores March losses (DFM News, 4/16/12)
GOP businessman to run for governor in Delaware (DelMarVa Now, 4/12/12)
GOP businessman runs for governor (The News Journal, 4/11/12)
Cragg, Valenzuela announce bid for gubernatorial ticket (Dover Post, 4/11/12)
Delaware Leadership Project: On the job training for prospective principles (DFM News, 4/10/12)
GOP candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor ramp up campaigns (DFM News, 4/10/12)
Delaware GOP announces its choices for gov and lt. governor (WHYY Newsworks, 4/10/12)
Law will enable Delaware schools to hire more teachers (DelMarVa Now, 4/9/12)
Gov touts STEM subjects in speech (WDEL, 4/7/12)
Audio: Gov. introduces campaign finance reform bill (WDEL, 4/6/12)
Video: Delaware governor talks about Fisker’s future (WHYY Newsworks, 4/5/12)
DE STEM council has vision for future of statewide education (Dover Post, 4/5/12)
Video: Del. governor introduces bills to reform the state’s election laws (WHYY Newsworks, 4/5/12)
Fisker may not build the Atlantic hybrid in Delaware (CNN Money, 4/4/12)
Advisory council offers ideas to meet growing STEM workforce needs (DFM News, 4/3/12)
Video: DE Gov. Markell sees global war for jobs (Washington Post, 4/2/12)

MARCH 2012

Markell touts transparency bill in talk (WDEL, 3/31/12)
Follow up: Proposal gives casinos a break, expands gambling options in Del. (Milford Beacon, 3/30/12)
Del. bill would expand lobbyist disclosure rules (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/29/12)
Del. legislators introduce bill to improve government transparency (WHYY Newsworks, 3/29/12)
Governor, lawmakers introduce lobby reform bill (Milford Beacon, 3/29/12)
Gambling expansion returns to Delaware legislative agenda (Delaware First Media, 3/29/12)
DE to receive $100M in Race to the Top educational funding (Milford Beacon, 3/29/12)
State representatives plan to table sheriff legislation (Milford Beacon, 3/28/12)
Lobbying disclosure bill shines critical sunlight on lawmaking process (Newark Post, 3/28/12)
Markell, lawmakers introduce bill requiring disclosure from lobbyists (WGMD, 3/28/12)
Gambling expansion proposed for Delaware (WDEL, 3/27/12)
Delaware officials, lawmakers seek to create statewide cyber-bullying policy (Delaware First Media, 3/27/12)
US Education Sec says Delaware on right path to reform (Milford Beacon, 3/27/12)
US Secretary of Education meets with Delaware leaders, educators (Newark Post, 3/23/12)
Video: Race to the Top and constant competition (WHYY Newsworks, 3/23/12)
Markell signs bills to strengthen teacher hiring (WDEL, 3/23/12)
Republican senators introduce legislation to limit sheriff, deputy arresting powers (Dover Post, 3/22/12)
Governor signs two education bills into law (Newark Post, 3/22/12)
New legislation would help put veterans to work (Cape Gazette, 3/21/12)
Opinion: State’s gambling dependence must end (DelMarVa Now, 3/20/12)
Five bills to watch: Legislation to benefit veterans, military members (Dover Post, 3/20/12)
Latest estimate shows slight drop in Delaware revenue (DFM News, 3/19/12)
Moving past Delaware’s history of corruption (WHYY Newsworks, 3/19/12)
Delaware lacks transparency in anti-corruption practices (WHYY Newsworks, 3/19/12)
Panel updates Delaware revenue forecast (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/19/12)
Audio: Markell hails vet tax credit in weekly talk (WDEL, 3/17/12)
Del. lawmakers eye union seats on benefits panel (AP, 3/15/12)
New legislation would work to put veterans to work (Newark Post, 3/15/12)
Potential tax credit for Del. businesses that hire veterans (WHYY Newsworks, 3/15/12)
Markell guest-hosting on CNBC again tomorrow (Delaware Online, 3/14/12)
Markell: Fastest growing employers say strong schools critical to job creation (Newark Post, 3/9/12)
Gov. Markell’s weekly message: Strong schools critical to job creation (WGMD, 3/9/12)
Low-cost health care touted (The News Journal, 3/5/12)
Report offers roadmap to marketing Delaware as tourist destination (DFM News, 3/2/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

Delaware’s housing market recovery: Springing back or dragging its heels? (DFM News, 2/29/12)
Delaware’s Blueprint Communities bring revitalization plans to life (DFM News, 2/28/12)
Democratic governos discuss bypassing Congress with Obama (The Hill, 2/24/12)
Audio: Markell tells Obama businesses need access to capital (WDEL, 2/24/12)
Medicaid cost reduction, access effort comes to Delaware (The News Journal, 2/23/12)
Video: Delaware’s only postal facility spared (WHYY, 2/23/12)
Medicaid costs roil budget hearing (The News Journal, 2/23/12)
Audio: State agency trying to resuscitate Delaware’s busted medical marijuana law (WHYY, 2/22/12)
Joint Finance Committee takes up Medicaid costs (DFM News, 2/22/12)
New federal funding may move Delaware River channel-deepening project forward (DFM News, 2/20/12)
Governor’s weekly message: Focus on jobs in DE & at NGA (WGMD, 2/17/12)
Audio: Markell to compare notes with fellow Gov’s at NGA meeting next week (WDEL, 2/17/12)
Bank of America adds jobs, donates building for charter schools in Delaware (Delaware First Media, 2/16/12)
Henry urges Markell to resume medical marijuana program (Dialogue Delaware, 2/16/12)
Medical marijuana bill co-sponsor urging Markell to re-start regulatory process (WGMD, 2/16/12)
Opinion: Markell’s effort to lower electric rates is on the right track (Delaware Online, 2/16/12)
Markell U-turn on medical marijuana disappoints patients (Delaware Online, 2/14/12)
Audio: Gov. Markell puts Medical Marijuana Act on hold (WGMD, 2/14/12)
Joint Finance Committee hears from Dept of Education and DEDO at budget hearings (Delaware Fist Media, 2/14/12)
New Delaware Charter Schools Network exec. director offers a fresh perspective (Delaware First Media, 2/14/12)
Medical marijuana law busted (The News Journal, 2/12/12)
Gov. Markell gives answers to southern Delaware (Cape Gazette, 2/10/12)
Army Corps forges ahead on Delaware River deepening (The News Journal, 2/9/12)
Govs Heineman, Markell encourage more entrepreneur-friendly state policies (Governing, 2/9/12)
Gov. Markell unveils energy efficiency investments in Newport (Newark Post, 2/8/12)
UD asks legislature for a raise (The News Journal, 2/7/12)
Audio: UD, Delaware Tech make budget presentations to JFC (WDEL, 2/6/12)
Delaware State requests $6.2 million in additional funding (The News Journal, 2/2/12)
US offshore wind ruling may revive Bluewater prospects (Delaware First Media, 2/2/12)
State’s colleges bracing for war on costs (The News Journal, 2/2/12)
Parole board asks Delaware lawmakers for $280K budget to fund its operations (AP, 2/2/12)
Audit: Del St violated bid laws (The News Journal, 2/2/12)
Joint Finance Committee begins meetings (The News Journal, 2/1/12)

JANUARY 2012

Better management of Medicaid explored (The News Journal, 1/30/12)
Gov. Markell announces new funding for financial literacy programs (Newark Post, 1/30/12)
Opinion: Markell budget proposal adjusts to new realities (Delaware Online, 1/27/12)
Governor unveils FY2013 budget (Cape Gazette, 1/27/12)
Markell submits $3.54 Billion spending plan (The News Journal, 1/26/12)
Video: Markell unveils $3.54 billion Delaware budget (WHYY, 1/26/12)
Markell hands off $3.54 billion budget proposal to legislators (Milford Beacon, 1/26/12)
Gov. Markell offers FY 2013 budget proposal (Delaware First Media, 1/26/12)
General Assembly considers open government bills (Delaware First Media, 1/24/12)
Markell’s $1.4M in campaign ammo a record for Delaware (The News Journal, 1/23/12)
GOP leader issues statement on Markell’s annual address (Milford Beacon, 1/20/12)
Markell previews wish list to spend and save (The News Journal, 1/20/12)
Markell focuses on economic development in State of the State (DelMarVa Now, 1/20/12)
Gov. Jack Markell delivers his State of the State address & the GOP response (WGMC, 1/19/12)
Opinion: Strategic change essential for Delaware (Delaware Online, 1/19/12)
Markell focuses on jobs, education and health care costs in State of the State (Delaware First Media, 1/19/12)
Complete text of Gov. Markell’s State of the State address (Dover Post, 1/19/12)
Gov touts Del’s global economic role in State of State (WDEL, 1/19/12)
Markell promises boost for small business (The News Journal, 1/19/12)
Gov. Markell outlines opportunities and challenges in State of the State address (WHYY, 1/19/12)
GOP chairman blasts Markell on State of the State address (Delaware Online, 1/19/12)
Video: Reaction to Gov. Markell’s State of the State (WHYY, 1/19/12)
Markell targets Medicaid (The News Journal, 1/18/12)
Markell may avoid voter backlash (The News Journal, 1/18/12)
Audio: Before commuting death sentence, Markell met with victim’s family (WHYY, 1/18/12)
Opinion: State’s death penalty should be reconsidered (Delaware Online, 1/17/12)
Del. governor commutes death sentence (CNN, 1/17/12)
Gov. Jack Markell spares Gattis’ life, commutes death sentence (Milford Beacon, 1/17/12)
Opinion: Pardons board is right to recommend clemency (Delaware Online, 1/16/12)
Concern shifts to curent casinos (Delaware Online, 1/15/12)
Opinion: State’s gambling revenue is limited (Delaware Online, 1/14/12)
Lack of funds doesn’t derail parole board (The News Journal, 1/12/12)
Budget, political issues loom as legislators return to work (The News Journal, 1/11/12)
Del. lawmakers convene new legislative session (AP, 1/10/12)
Death row inmate Gattis seeks reprieve: This ‘is not who I am’ (The News Journal, 1/10/12)
Del. GOP House members to introduce ‘energy freeze’ bill (WDEL, 1/10/12)
GOP campaign taking shape (The News Journal, 1/7/12)
Judge rejects delay of execution for murderer (The News Journal, 1/5/12)
Sussex celebrates its first civil union (The News Journal, 1/5/12)
New council to link congregations (The News Journal, 1/4/12)
Gov. Markell creates Delaware Council of Faith-Based Partnerships (Newark Post, 1/4/12)
Bureaucracy needs updating to include new civil unions (The News Journal, 1/4/12)
Finances shape 2012 agenda (Delaware Online, 1/3/12)
First civil union takes place in Delaware (The News Journal, 1/1/12)

DECEMBER 2011

Commentary: For gay couples in Delaware, true equality is still lacking (Delaware Online, 12/31/11)
Video: Gov. Jack Markell weekly address, 12/30/11 (Delaware First Media, 12/30/11)
New Year brings same-sex civil unions in Delaware (WHTM, 12/29/11)
Bluewater Wind terminates Delmarva contract (The News Journal, 12/28/11)
Openness law’s reluctant referee (The News Journal, 12/24/11)
Delaware revenue forecast raised (The News Journal, 12/20/11)
Opinion: We’re up to the challenge for Race to the Top II (Delaware Online, 12/16/11)
Markell: Determination got us ‘Race to the Top’ grant (Delaware Online, 12/16/11)
Delaware justices weigh constitutionality of bills (Delaware Online, 12/16/11)
Amazon to receive $7.5M in Delaware grants (The News Journal, 12/13/11)
‘Imagine Delaware,’ Markell: ‘We have will, fight, focus’ (News Journal, 12/9/11)
Senate leader DeLuca shakes up financial committee (The News Journal, 12/9/11)
Audio: DE House minority leader won’t seek re-election (WHYY, 12/8/11)
Governor and Delaware Tourism Office launch Delaware History Trail (Newark Post, 12/8/11)
DE Labor Dept wrongfully withheld records, says AG’s Office (The News Journal, 12/6/11)
Children’s health insurance program carries high cost (The News Journal, 12/6/11)
Civil unions become lawful in Delaware Jan 1, 2012 (Newark Post, 12/2/11)
$29 million in Medicaid savings predicted in proposed pilot program (The News Journal, 12/1/11)
Arrests don’t discourage activists with Occupy Delaware (The News Journal, 12/1/11)

NOVEMBER 2011

Legislator forwards petition to Delaware River Basin Commissioners opposing fracking (Newark Post, 11/24/11)
Delaware lawmaker creates online petition to oppose fracking along Delaware River (State Impact/NPR, 11/23/11)
Gov. Markell visits troops in Afghanistan (Newark Post, 11/22/11)
Fracking vote delayed (The News Journal, 11/19/11)
Markell to vote no on natural gas ‘fracking’ plan (Newark Post, 11/19/11)
Decision on fracking postponed again (Wall Street Journal, 11/19/11)
Growing tensions within the Delaware River Basin Commission halt decision on gas drilling (State Impact/NPR, 11/18/11)
Gov. Jack Markell rejects new gas drilling rules (State Impact/NPR, 11/18/11)
Markell rejects fracking (The News Journal, 11/18/11)
Delaware nixes gas drilling in Delaware River basin (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/18/11)
Meeting postponed after Markell rejects fracking (The News Journal, 11/18/11)
New DOJ office to help Delawareans facing foreclosure (WGMD, 11/17/11)
Markell visits troops overseas (The News Journal, 11/17/11)
Markell: Delaware will vote against controversial drilling in Delaware River watershed (The News Journal, 11/17/11)
Markell visits Delaware’s service members in Afghanistan (The News Journal, 11/16/11)
Governors Markell, Malloy travel together to Kuwait, Afghanistan (Hartford Courant, 11/16/11)
Gov. Markell visits troops in Afghanistan (Sussex Countian, 11/16/11)
Sussex Clerk of Peace yields to civil unions (The News Journal, 11/15/11)
Opinion: Clerk has admirable but political change of heart (The News Journal, 11/15/11)
Delaware could be deciding vote on natural gas drilling (The News Journal, 11/15/11)
Markell calls for doctor training (News Journal, 11/10/11)
The DRBC’s newly proposed natural gas regulations explained (State Impact/NPR, 11/10/11)
Occupy Delaware protesters agree to vacate Wilmington plaza (News Journal, 11/8/11)
Delaware to unveil new maritime unit and security vessels (Dover Post, 11/7/11)
Occupy Delaware attempts to ‘occupy’ downtown Wilmington (Newark Post, 11/6/11)
Occupy Delaware moves protest to the middle of Wilmington (WHYY, 11/6/11)
Occupiers vote to defy state directive (News Journal, 11/6/11)
Occupy Delaware members vote to defy law, stay in Fletcher Brown Park (News Journal, 11/5/11)
State OKs Occupy campout in Brandywine Park (News Journal, 11/4/11)
Finding the yeast for a distinctly Delaware brew (News Journal, 11/4/11)
More Delawareans dependent on aid (News Journal, 11/3/11)
Dogfish’s DNA (News Journal, 11/1/11)

OCTOBER 2011

Habitat project gets Governor staff to build homes (WHYY, 10/31/11)
Casinos to ask state officials for tax reduction, $10M break on fees (News Journal, 10/26/11)
Group files lawsuit against Chancery Court (News Journal, 10/26/11)
Markell to sit in CNBC anchor chair Thursday (News Journal, 10/26/11)
A big step toward open government (Delaware Online, 10/25/11)
Delaware gets good grades on solar (Delaware Online, 10/21/11)
Markell: Open records overhaul cuts cost, time to get documents (News Journal, 10/21/11)
Delaware moves to the head of the class on grid interconnection (Newark Post, 10/21/11)
Opinion: State takes a big step toward open government (Delaware Online, 10/20/11)
Audio: Markell stresses jobs, education at Rotary (WDEL, 10/20/11)
New FOIA rules in Delaware (WHYY, 10/20/11)
Markell signs exec order, bill requiring state agencies to provide clear FOIA policies, forms (WGMD, 10/20/11)
Markell orders changes to open records to public (News Journal, 10/20/11)
Charter school controversy at public education forum (WDEL, 10/19/11)
Markell implores students to improve (News Journal, 10/19/11)
PSC approves Bloom Energy deal (News Journal, 10/19/11)
Bloom deal to be debated during hearing today (News Journal, 10/17/11)
Teacher ratings linked to tests for first time (DelMarVa Now, 10/10/11)
Health insurance exchange hits state workers’ retired spouses (News Journal, 10/10/11)
Bloom deal has big reward but ‘high risk’ (News Journal, 10/8/11)
Markell to discuss early childhood education (Washington Examiner, 10/5/11)

SEPTEMBER 2011

State receives federal aid for Hurricane Irene damage (DelMarVa Now, 9/30/11)
Delaware requests disaster designations for Hurricane Irene damage (Milford Beacon, 9/29/11)
Delaware voters express frustration in poll (News Journal, 9/28/11)
Federal grant will help break Delaware’s rail bottleneck (New Journal, 9/28/11)
Delaware panel tries to rein in future flooding damage (WHYY, 9/27/11)
Capital One to bring 500 jobs (News Journal, 9/27/11)
Delaware seeks comment on fuel cell plan (Forbes, 9/27/11)
Markell seeks disaster aid for Hurricane Irene’s victims (Delaware Online, 9/27/11)
Delaware seeks loans in wake of Hurricane Irene (WHYY, 9/26/11)
Opinion: Delaware’s deal with Bloom Energy looks like no bargain (News Journal, 9/26/11)
Hidden income inflates legislators’ pensions (News Journal, 9/25/11)
Commentary: Delaware’s very own Solyndra? (Washington Times, 9/23/11)
Bloom’s fuel cells vs. cogeneration (Delaware Online, 9/23/11)
Pensions escalate for some retired from General Assembly (News Journal, 9/23/11)
Opinion: Subsidizing fuel cells is a bad deal for Delawareans (News Journal, 9/22/11)
After surplus in 2010, tax shortfall shows state’s fiscal woes not over (News Journal, 9/20/11)
Delaware revenue estimates fall (WHYY, 9/19/11)
Opinion: Revenue forecast shows how tight budget will be (News Journal, 9/19/11)
Congressional delegation, Gov. Markell urge Dept. of Interior to name Bluewater Wind project ‘high priority’ (WGMD, 9/18/11)
Audio: Del. Governor supports Obama’s American Jobs Act (WHYY, 9/15/11)
A ‘reel’ look – film about Gov. Jack Markell debuts (Delaware Online, 9/15/11)
Tax cuts for Delaware casinos on the table (News Journal, 9/14/11)
Poverty continues to rip away at Delaware, rest of the nation (Delaware Online, 9/14/11)
Financial relief for insurers from health care law denied (Delaware Online, 9/13/11)
Markell announces post-Irene resources (DelMarVa Now!, 9/13/11)
In Delaware, two options – one tough, one easy – on how to deal with banks and foreclosures (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/13/11)
Delaware could get Amtrak jobs (Delaware Online, 9/10/11)
Markell: Global foreclosure agreement crucial (Delaware Online, 9/10/11)
Governor signs law to protect student-athletes from concussions (Community Pub, 9/6/11)
‘Bloom boxes’ a blow to clean energy (News Journal, 9/4/11)
Red tape could keep medicinal pot from legal users till 2013 (News Journal, 9/4/11)

AUGUST 2011

Governor highlights volunteer opportunities following Hurricane Irene (WHYY, 8/31/11)
Delaware helping small businesses respond to Irene (Forbes, 8/30/11)
Markell, residents survey damage to homes near Lewes (News Journal, 8/28/11)
Markell orders evacuation of residents along coast (News Journal, 8/27/11)
Governor orders Delaware coast evacuation (WHYY, 8/26/11)
Tigani’s liquor license suspended (DelMarCVa Now, 8/3/11)
State to shut down reproductive health clinic (Delaware Online, 8/1/11)

JULY 2011

How Chris Tigani seduced Delaware Legislature (Delaware Online, 7/31/11)
Veasey’s ties stir up more debate (Delaware Online, 7/31/11)
Weak rules make for powerful lobbyists (Delaware Online, 7/31/11)
Audio: Gov’s weekly address: The future of Delaware agriculture (WHYY, 7/29/11)
State fair’s usual politicking absent; GOP hopefuls slow to emerge for 2012 (Delaware Online, 7/29/11)
Governor’s Day at State Fair (WGMD, 7/28/11)
Task force to study criminal justice system (Delaware Online, 7/26/11)
Audio: Top to bottom review will focus on DE’s system of criminal justice and corrections (WHYY, 7/25/11)
Del. Republicans glowing about Chris Christie (Delaware Online, 7/20/11)
Coons, Markell detail how default could hurt Delaware (Delaware Online, 7/20/11)
Markell in line to lead governors (Delaware Online, 7/18/11)
Markell becomes Vice-Chair of NGA (WHYY, 7/18/11)
Opinion: An add veto for an odd reform of an odd law (Delaware Online, 7/17/11)
Motorcycle helmet veto by Markell likely to trigger debate over mandatory use (Newark Post, 7/16/11)
GOP criticizes Markell’s desire to hire teachers union president to state position (Delaware Online, 7/16/11)
Markell vetoes motorcycle helmet bill (Delaware Online, 7/15/11)
Video: Govs tell Washington: Find a compromise on debt limit (PBS Newshour, 7/15/11)
Markell: Federal cuts to Medicaid would shift costs to states (Delaware Online, 7/15/11)
State gambles on alliance with German research firm (Delaware Online, 7/15/11)
State may nix Tigani liquor license (Delaware Online, 7/15/11)
Markell vetoes motorcycle helmet bill (Delaware Online, 7/15/11)
City, state promise Citigroup millions to move to Wilmington (Delaware Online, 7/15/11)
Video: Best of both worlds with new Delaware partnership (WHYY, 7/14/11)
Research and development partnership aims to benefit education, economy (Newark Post, 7/14/11)
Will new gun laws backfire? (Delaware Online, 7/14/11)
Markell signs gun bills (Newark Post, 7/13/11)
Video: Delaware governor enacts gun safety measures (WHYY, 7/13/11)
Parole Board meeting ends in chairman’s heated exit (Delaware Online, 7/13/11)
Stuck in limbo, Parole Board carries on (Delaware Online, 7/10/11)
Cigna threatens Delaware layoffs (Delaware Online, 7/9/11)
Governor can’t always get what he wants (Delaware Online, 7/8/11)
Jobs for unemployed bankers targeted in Delaware tax break plan (Bloomberg, 7/7/11)

JUNE 2011

Bloom Energy gets legislative support in Delaware (WHYY, 6/17/11)
Budget surplus less than hoped (Delaware Online, 6/17/11)
Senate OKs bill to boost Bloom Energy (Delaware Online, 6/17/11)
Delaware tax cut for banks advances in Senate (Delaware Online, 6/16/11)
State set to repeal ban on benefits for ex-felons (Delaware Online, 6/15/11)
Markell, lawmakers meet over Allen case (Delaware Online, 6/14/11)
Allen Foods jobs in jeopardy after bankruptcy (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/14/11)
Poultry company asked state for help before filing Chapter 11 (DelMarVa Now, 6/14/11)
Delaware budget set for review (WHYY, 6/14/11)
Audio: Markell says his job is about ‘jobs, schools, and smart spending’ (WHYY, 6/13/11)
Delaware courts: Tigani may be only the beginning (Delaware Online, 6/12/11)
DE business: Bloom’s price and reliability questioned (Delaware Online, 6/11/11)
Opinion: State must clean up election process (Delaware Online, 6/10/11)
DE politics: Recipients say they’ll return illegal Tigani donations (Delaware Online, 6/10/11)
Tigani admits campaign finance and tax fraud (Milford Beacon, 6/9/11)
Bloom Energy breaks out to Delaware, scores huge utility deal (Reuters, 6/9/11)
Major Biden donor pleads guilty to campaign finance charges (The Hill, 6/9/11)
Delaware man pleads guilty to illegally funneling contributions to campaigns (Washington Post, 6/9/11)
Delaware Joint Finance Committee wraps up budget debate (Delaware Online, 6/9/11)
Delaware’s wooing of company ‘Bloomed’ (Cecil Whig, 6/9/11)
Strine nominated for top job at Delaware Chancery Court (New York Times, 6/8/11)
Delaware budget committee resumes work (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/6/11)
Markell: NRG has best shot at wind farm (Forbes, 6/3/11)
Gov. Markell proposes partnership for clean water & jobs (WGMD, 6/3/11)
Delaware energy: State could be left in bind if NRG exits (Delaware Online, 6/3/11)
Markell asks for $2 million for clean-water fund (Delaware Online, 6/3/11)
Markell proposes improvements to Delaware’s water infrastructure (WHYY, 6/2/11)
DE House clears tax cut package from Gov. Markell (Milford Beacon, 6/2/11)
Economic development bills clear DE House panel (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/2/11)
Budget Breakdown: A closer look at where the state’s 2012 budget stands (Milford Beacon, 6/1/11)
Gun show ID checks set off fireworks (Delaware Online, 6/1/11)
NRA takes aim at Delaware gun show bill (WBOC, 6/1/11)

MAY 2011

Gov. Markell, health board at odds over proposed hospital (Delaware Online, 5/29/11)
Delaware civil unions law likely to boost Rehoboth Beach’s economy (Delaware Online, 5/28/11)
Ill winds for energy project (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/27/11)
Opinion: Economic uncertainty at heart of new delay of offshore windfarm (Delaware Online, 5/26/11)
Delaware’s Bluewater Wind project in jeopardy? (WHYY, 5/26/11)
Gambling in Delaware: Revised casino bill to be proposed in House (Delaware Online, 5/26/11)
Surplus spending choices on pause (Delaware Online, 5/26/11)
Delaware seeks health care law waiver (Delaware Online, 5/25/11)
Committee not in favor of governor’s Medicaid cuts (Dover Post, 5/25/11)
Markell seeks cap on non-urgent use of ER visits, cites drain on Medicaid (Delaware Online, 5/24/11)
Markell leads scenic ride (Delaware Online, 5/23/11)
Markell’s plan for education approved (Delaware Online, 5/20/11)
Delaware budget panel adds SEED scholarship funds (Dover Post, 5/19/11)
Markell signs civil unions bill into law (Delaware Online, 5/18/11)
Delaware panel bumps up revenue forecast (Forbes, 5/17/11)
Plan calls for state pay raise (News Journal, 5/17/11)
Markell proposes $10M for aglands protection (Cecil Whig, 5/16/11)
DE budget panel votes for state worker, retiree pay bump (Milford Beacon, 5/16/11)
Surplus tempts budget writers (Delaware Online, 5/16/11)
Opinion: Can we rebuild our way to the top? (Delaware Online, 5/14/11)
Opinion: House GOP plan addresses state’s needs (Delaware Online, 5/14/11)
Markell quietly signs medical marijuana bill (Newark Post, 5/13/11)
Delaware legalizes medical marijuana (Reuters, 5/13/11)
Markell: Spend $5 million of surplus on ‘brownfield’ cleanups (Delaware Online, 5/13/11)
GOP lawmakers blast Delaware gov’s spending plans (Forbes, 5/13/11)
Delaware House GOP offers surplus spending plan (NewsWorks, 5/12/11)
DE Senate approves medical marijuana (Delaware Online, 5/12/11)
Delaware lawmakers consider job creation tax credits (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/12/11)
Same-sex unions legalized in Delaware (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/12/11)
Civil unions bill now signed into law (Delaware Online, 5/11/11)
Lawmakers urged to push surplus into DelDOT trust (Delaware Online, 5/9/11)
Markell’s initiative focuses on education (Delaware Online, 5/7/11)
DE budget: Markell proposes tax-break deal (News Journal, 5/6/11)
Markell proposes investments in higher and early childhood education (Newark Post, 5/6/11)
Markell proposes spending $52 million on education, job training (Delaware Online, 5/6/11)
Part 2 of Markell’s plan targets businesses; cuts personal income tax (WDEL, 5/5/11)
Markell outlines $135M plan for surplus (Cherry Hill Courier Post, 5/5/11)
DE governor proposes tax cuts to spur economy (Forbes, 5/5/11)
Markell outlines more spending plans including tax breaks for business (Milford Beacon, 5/5/11)
Governor proposes ideas for new revenue (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/5/11)
DE budget: Markell outlines $135M plan for surplus (Delaware News, 5/5/11)
Markell proposes modest tax cuts (Newark Post, 5/5/11)
Markell unveils plan to use added state revenue with an eye toward creating jobs (Newark Post, 5/4/11)
Markell proposes plan to spend more on business development, infrastructure (Middletown Transcript, 5/4/11)
Markell wants large portion of expected surplus spent on one-time projects (Delaware Online, 5/4/11)
Markell signs bipartisan pension reform bill (Newark Post, 5/3/11)

APRIL 2011

Budget breakdown: Latest Delaware revenue estimates for next budget year (Dover Post, 4/26/11)
Key Delaware court might face style change (Reuters, 4/26/11)
Chancery Court Chief to exit (Wall Street Journal, 4/26/11)
Delaware schools: Christina says freeze is detrimental (Cherry Hill Courier Post, 4/23/11)
Opinion: Deeply flawed school reform plan will hurt students (Delaware Online, 4/23/11)
Follow up: Package of gun control bills making progress (Milford Beacon, 4/20/11)
Opinion: State’s legislators should be proud of April’s achievements (Delaware Online, 4/18/11)
DE Politics: Shift on social issues from civil unions to medical marijuana (Delaware Online, 4/17/11)
Opinion: Delaware makes progress on tough issues (Delaware Online, 4/16/11)
Delaware to be 8th state to recognize gay civil unions (Reuters, 4/15/11)
DE same-sex civil unions law heads to governor for signature (Huffington Post, 4/14/11)
Civil union bill passes Senate by 2-to-1 margin (Newark Post, 4/8/11)
Markell: How we can use China’s growth to fuel American jobs (Business Insider, 4/7/11)
Senate passes bill creating same-sex civil unions (Dover Post, 4/7/11)
200 rally against same-sex unions (Delaware Online, 4/7/11)
Delaware education: advocating for funds becomes a joint effort (Delaware Online, 4/6/11)
Cooperative agreement for academic and economic growth endorsed by Markell and DE’s higher ed presidents (WGMD, 4/6/11)
Governor Markell stands up to the NRA (Delaware Liberal, 4/4/11)

MARCH 2011

Delaware bill would close gun-report loophole (Demarva Now, 3/30/11)
Bill would give equal rights to same-sex couples (Delmarva Now, 3/29/11)
Markell to ‘redefine’ formula for overtime, pension (Cherry Hill Courier Post, 3/28/11)
Markell, unions agree to state worker benefits reform (WHYY, 3/28/11)

FEBRUARY 2011

Video: raw emotion at Markell’s town hall meeting (WDEL, 2/17/11)
Dover residents put governor on hot seat (Middletown Transcript, 2/17/11)
Delaware budget: Proposed raise for teachers divides officials (Delaware Online, 2/17/11)
Commentary: State worker unions ready to do their part (DelawareOnline, 2/16/11)
Markell proposes package of gun control bills (Dover Post, 2/15/11)
Audio: Markell talks state regulations, explains reasoning for stopping bypass work (WGMD, 2/3/11)
Markell defends pay raises for Superior Court judges (Delmarva Daily Times, 2/3/11)

JANUARY 2011

Opinion: Markell budget recognizes easy cuts are gone (Wilmington News Journal, 1/28/11)
Audio: Markell unveils $3.4 billion state budget (Public Radio Delmarva, 1/28/11)
Markell’s budget calls for agency cuts, no tax hikes (Milford Beacon, 1/27/11)
Markell’s proposed budget adds teachers, cuts a few jobs (Newark Post, 1/27/11)
Markell budget includes layoffs, program cuts (Wilmington News Journal, 1/27/11)
Del. governor backs cuts, no new taxes in $3.4B budget (Bloomberg, 1/27/11)
Economist: No bailout for Del. manufacturing (Wilmington News Journal, 1/24/11)
Opinion: County, state cooperation vital to tackling Delaware’s financial dilemmas (Wilmington News Journal, 1/24/11)
Opinion: Can Delaware learn how to create jobs again? (Wilmington News Journal, 1/23/11)
Markell warns of coming cutbacks (Wilmington News Journal, 1/21/11)
Delaware’s state of state address focuses on economy (Philadelphia Business Journal, 1/21/11)
Markell warns of tough budget choices ahead (Wilmington News Journal, 1/21/11)
Markell: Delaware stronger than its challenges (Delmarvanow.com, 1/20/11)
Markell focuses on economy, education, budget in State of the state address (Newark Post, 1/20/11)
Markell likely to talk about jobs (The News Journal, 1/19/11)
State legislator ramping up casino effort for new session (The News Journal, 1/18/11)
Medicaid emerges as prime target (The News Journal, 1/18/11)
At start of session, budget plans simmering (Milford Beacon, 1/18/11)
Opinion: Moderate Democrats firmly ensconced in Delaware (Dover Post, 1/5/11)
Markell: Education, job creation linked (Delmarvanow.com, 1/4/11)
Governor urges business growth and job creation (Cape Gazette, 1/3/11)
Added health benefits weigh on Delaware (The News Journal, 1/1/11)

DECEMBER 2010

Jindal, Markell tops in popularity among nation’s guvs (Politico, 12/29/10)
Panel says federal tax package hurts state revenues (Dover Post, 12/28/10)
State budget cuts may be ahead (The News Journal, 12/21/10)
Markell orders payments probe in development scandal (The News Journal, 12/7/10)

NOVEMBER 2010

Losing candidates’ advice for DE GOP: more tolerance, focus on fiscal issues (DFM News, 11/25/10)
DE House Dems keep leaders; set priorities for new legislative session (DFM News, 11/17/10)

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