Economic Inclusion is the Key to Prosperity

The City of Dover decided to take a wrecking ball to its economic development department in spite of 5 years of work that has brought hundreds of millions in new private investment, filled empty box stores, changed the Garrison Track into the Garrison Technology Park. We finally began to address workforce development, gained needed investment to implement a downtown strategy through Restoring Central Dover and the Downtown Development District and began business training reaching all segments of the community through the Ice House project. We now have a committee charting strategy. While it was a mistake that got us here, it is an opportunity to get us to a consensus that could prove very beneficial to our city. The Mayor is the chair of the Economic Development Committee (thanks to my motion) and has already made some positive moves including the addition of our best expert with Read more

DE Governor’s Weekly Message 8/19/2018

Conserving Natural Resources to Build Our Economy By: Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell Weekly Message Attention to our natural resources isn’t just about environmental protection – we must recognize and take advantage of how they contribute to our economy and the quality of life. Delaware’s beaches, waterways, campgrounds, trails, award-winning state parks and wildlife areas form the backbone of Delaware’s conservation economy. That’s especially evident this time of the year as residents and visitors enjoy Delaware’s great outdoors by kayaking, camping, fishing, bicycling, and playing in the surf and sand.  Our state parks are at the center of our conversation economy, and together they attract more than 6 million visitors annually.  Each year nearly 350,000 people fish, hunt and observe wildlife, and 60,000 boats are registered here.  Through these and more, two out Read more

The Evil Schemes of Gyorgy Schwartz AKA George Soros

Gyorgy Schwartz, AKA George Soros was born on August 12, 1930 to Jewish Hungarian parents in Budapest. His father Tivadar Schwartz, a lawyer was an escaped prisoner of war. When he was 13 years old, and Nazi Germany occupied Hungary Gyorgy even survived the "Battle of Budapest"in 1945. He moved to England in 1947 and lived with his uncle and later attended the London School of Economics, where he became a student of the philosopher Karl Popper. He became deeply influenced by Popper's book, "The Open Society and its Enemies." He moved to New York City in 1956 and worked as a trader for F.M. Mayer until 1959. George Soros is now chairman of "Soros Fund Management," a hedge fund company. In 1997, Soros was known as the man who broke the Bank of England and he was blamed by the Malaysian Prime Minister of collapsing their currency during the Asian financial crisis. Soros was also Read more

DE Governor’s Weekly Message 8/12/2016

Creating Opportunities for Delaware Employers to Export and Create Jobs By: Delaware Governor, Jack Markell Delaware entrepreneurs have always been at the forefront of innovation and quality. They create products and services that people need and improve the quality of life for consumers across the country and beyond. Today, the ability to tap into the global marketplace is a key driver of business and employment growth. Exports now support more than 10 million American jobs, and to thrive, Delaware employers must have access to these expanding markets. We recognize that Delaware’s start-ups and small businesses offer high-quality products and services that are in demand worldwide, but may not have the resources to make that happen on their own. Different languages, economic systems and political cultures all present barriers. We’re helping to meet that need through our Global Read more

Obama, Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky and Rules For Radicals

DIARY / Donald Ayotte // Posted at 9:11 pm on January 13, 2012 by Donald Ayotte cross posted in Saul Alinsky’s book. “Rules For Radicals,” was first named “Rules For Revolution,” and has caused untold controversy since Alinsky published the book in 1971. I realize that one diary will not be enough to communicate the content of destruction this book holds for our Republic. When I first bought the book, I vowed to read it cover to cover before donning my pencil to write even one word. Alinsky opens in the book’s prologue by writing, “The revolutionary force today has two targets, moral as well as material. Its young protagonists are one moment reminiscent of the idealistic early Christians, yet they also urge violence and cry, “Burn the system down!” Alinsky’s tactics were based not on Stalin’s revolutionary violence, Read more

DE Governor’s Weekly Message 8/5/2016

Honoring Delaware’s Olympians—Governor Delaware Governor, Jack A. Markell Over the next few weeks the world’s attention will turn to Brazil as 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries compete in the Summer Olympic Games. Among those representing our nation are three Delaware Olympians: Caitlin Van Sickle, a Tower Hill graduate and Katelyn Falgowski, a St. Mark’s graduate – both on the Field Hockey team, and Elena Delle Donne, the WNBA star from Ursuline and UD. And we recognize Marquis Dendy, a Middletown High School graduate who was named to the Olympic Track and Field Team, but is unable to compete because of a recent athletic injury. We can take great pride in these outstanding Delawareans who have represented our state so well with their talent, hard work, and perseverance. We know it takes more than natural ability to succeed at sport’s highest level. It takes Read more

DE Governor Comments on DSC Ruling on Death Penalty

By: Wolf von Baumgart

Delaware Governor, Jack Markell has issued the following statement re: the Delaware Supreme Court ruling that the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional.

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s finding that the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional. As I have come to see after careful consideration, the use of capital punishment is an instrument of imperfect justice that doesn’t make us any safer. The important concerns of death penalty proponents must be balanced by the examples of flawed testimony, innocent people on death row being exonerated, and other facts that weigh strongly against the use capital punishment. While I would have supported abolishing the death penalty legislatively, it is my hope that today’s decision will mean that we never see another death sentence in our state.”

Farmland Preservation can be Linked to Energy Production

An Open Letter to Delaware's Elected and Appointed Officials By: David O. Rickards Subject: Farmland Preservation There has always been more than I way of looking at a problem. If all parties would keep an open mind to "out-of-the-box" ideas, positive change can be accomplished in an inexpensive way. Sussex County has the potential at generate massive amounts of electricity at a relatively low cost. By using a farm preservation method that would relegate thousands of acres of farmland to preservation without buying the land but rather leasing the land long term, we could not only induce the farmer from selling but also create environmental buffers and generate clean electricity. If a 50 foot buffer were placed on one side of 30% of the drainage ditches located in Sussex, there are 2,000 miles of ditches in Sussex, we could generate, using solar, 532,396.8 MWs of electricity annually. Read more

Trump/Spence 2016 Town Hall in VA Beach

By: Wolf von Baumgart,Staff Writer

Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Mike Pence will appear at a Town Hall on:

Thursday, August 4th: Virginia Beach, VA The Founders Inn Spa 5641 Indian River Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Doors Open: 11:00 AM Event Begins: 3:00 PM

Tickets by clicking here.

Please limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue – please note, NO homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, back packs or large bags will be permitted into the venue.

Federal security measures are in effect.