Government Transparency Delaware FOIA

Transparency advocates: Update FOIA for 21st century

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Government transparency advocates say there’s no reason in 2022 that public information should be as difficult to access as it is in Delaware. “At the root of democracy in Delaware and in the United States is citizens’ access to government information — and not just access, but easy access,” said Charlie Copeland, co-director of the Caesar Rodney Institute’s Center for …

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Democratic State Senate, House leaders announce redistricting plans

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

  This is what Delaware’s state House and Senate districts look like now.   Democratic leaders on Friday announced some of their plans to complete House and Senate redistricting by the Nov. 7 deadline the General Assembly set for itself in June.  They did not set a date for the special session, which will be required to approve the redrawn …

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List of Bond Bill’s community projects still unpublished

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

    When the General Assembly passed a record-setting $1.3 billion bond bill last week, the spending package did not include a list of the $70 million in projects chosen by legislators for their districts. The Community Redevelopment Fund includes one-time allocations which legislators earmark for nonprofits, schools and community agencies in their districts. Ordinarily, each organization receiving funding would …