JIM & ADA LEIGH SOLES
CASH AS CASH CAN
Posted: Aug. 4, 2015
There are a lot of Delawareans who are scuffling along, catch as catch can. Then there are a bunch of state legislators who figured out how to turn their office into pay dirt on the public payroll, cash as cash can, as Mike Barbieri has just demonstrated.
EARLY LINE 2016
Updated: July 30, 2015
The way candidacies get going is people hear about them on the Grapevine, although sometimes people hear about the end of a candidacy on the Grapevine, too. As it so happens, the Democrats now have one fewer candidate for lieutenant governor.
JITTERS FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION
Posted: July 14, 2015
No matter what the registration edge is, the political party of a legislator who resigns mid-term to force a special election has a right to be cautiously pessimistic. The latest to make his party jittery is Mike Barbieri, a Democrat leaving to take a six-figure state job.
Posted: July 10, 2015
"Political Notebook" is a collection of items about Delaware politics. This one takes a look at the General Assembly's resident budget grump as well as the 2016 campaign bottleneck that does not appear to be ending anytime soon.
"A LOT OF MOVING PARTS"
Posted: July 8, 2015
Before the Delaware General Assembly could quit for the year as June 30th stretched into July 1st, it was in such disarray that it was going to take some wheeling and dealing -- literally -- by the governor and the legislators to get out of Dover.
WAIT A SECOND, JUNE 30TH WENT LONGER THAN USUAL
Posted: July 1, 2015
There was no way the Delaware General Assembly was going to get out of its last session in Dover without an all-nighter, not with all the legislators had left to do. It turned out to be absolutely cosmic because of a tiny time warp in the universe.
EARLY LINE 2016
Updated: June 29, 2015
The way candidacies get going is people hear about them on the Grapevine, although truth be told, the 2016 campaign season cannot really get going in earnest until John Carney gives the word about his plans for governor.