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Days after Gov. Jack Markell proposed a new water tax for property owners, some lawmakers offered their first hint of resistance, raising concerns that included creation of a dedicated pot of money that could be raided in the future.
'Basically, this is a well-intentioned effort to pull together resources from two or three groups to do land conservation in places where the market value prevents it.'
In an effort to preserve 242 acres just west of Port Penn, state and county officials proposed paying more than 18 times what the state typically spends to buy farmland development rights.
Advanced Placement Literature instructor Terry Pruitt, at left, discusses with her students their latest test at McKean High School.
Delaware is looking to make college classes more available to low income high school students.
In the past month, Governor Jack Markell came up with proposals to tackle both bad roads and clean water issues.
Calling the quality of Delaware waterways "unacceptable and embarrassing," Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday proposed an annual fee of up to $85 on Delaware households to pay for a comprehensive cleanup plan.
New Castle County employees who earn minimum wage will soon receive a pay increase to $10.10 an hour under a new plan approved by County Executive Tom Gordon.
A winter storm has postponed the start of hearings by the legislative committee charged with writing Delaware's annual capital improvement budget.
Motorists are urged to postpone and avoid unnecessary travel. Those who must drive are told to be prepared for snow-covered and slippery roads, strong winds and limited visibility.
SUSSEX COUNTY , Del.- Officials say snow from the latest winter storm to affect the region this season is falling at a steady clip across Sussex County and will continue throughout much of the day, hours after a thin coating of ice set the stage for a day of hazardous travel conditions that will keep road-clearing crews busy well into the night.
Schools and governments throughout the mid-Atlantic region are taking another snow day and authorities are urging people to stay off treacherous roads as rain turns to ice and snow.
President Obama wants to spend $302 billion over four years on new or updated roads, bridges and highways for the nation.
Delaware Governor Jack Markell has issued a State of Emergency and Level 1 Driving Warning effective Monday, March 3rd at midnight.