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Jack Markell

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  • Delaware panel issues report addressing climate change

    Climate change is real, and Delawareans need to start thinking and preparing now for rising sea levels, increased temperatures extremes and more severe weather events, Gov. Jack Markell said Monday. At a news conference marking the release of a report of...
  • Vision to Learn brings eye care to Delaware schools

    Vision to Learn brings eye care to Delaware schools
    When Adriauna Archie takes her turn to read a chapter book aloud in her fourth-grade classroom, she must close her left eye to see the words clearly. Teachers moved her classmate DeMari Stevens' desk, but DeMari still couldn't read the board at the...
  • Maryland, Del. governors concerned about Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca

    Maryland, Del. governors concerned about Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell sent a joint letter to Pfizer Thursday expressing concerns about its proposed $106 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, which employs thousands in both states. The governors said...
  • 'Energized' Malloy Defends Record, Raps Foley

    'Energized' Malloy Defends Record, Raps Foley
    HARTFORD — A fired-up Gov. Dannel P. Malloy kicked off his re-election campaign Wednesday night with a passionate defense of his record and a bracing critique of his rival, Republican Tom Foley. Speaking to his fellow Democrats at the party's...
  • Looking Out: Same-sex marriage gets spotlight, even without DOMA decision

    Looking Out: Same-sex marriage gets spotlight, even without DOMA decision
    In a week filled with gay news, let's start with what didn't happen this week: Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage. Not that the lack of the decision -- or for that matter, any hint as to what the decision will be -- stopped preemptive...
  • Quinn calls on House to send him gay marriage bill

    Quinn calls on House to send him gay marriage bill
    Gov. Pat Quinn called on the Illinois House to send him legislation to legalize gay marriage, saying lawmakers had plenty of time to make up their mind on the issue. The state Senate passed the measure on Valentine's Day, and the governor has said he'...
  • Malloy Fund-Raising Machine In High Gear

    If you are a lobbyist or the client of one, watch for a consumer alert warning of a political fundraising shakedown. You may get squeezed for as much as $100,000. The squeezer is one-time campaign finance reformer Democratic and Working Families Gov....
  • Mid-Atlantic casino war

    Mid-Atlantic casino war
    When Maryland was first contemplating legalizing slot machines, supporters pointed to Delaware and the success of its "racinos" — racetracks with slot machine gambling — and how they drew in thousands of Maryland residents each year. Turns out...
  • State's Doctors At Odds Over Medical Marijuana: Compassionate Solution Or A Reckless Leap?

    Years of debate and fine-tuning in the state legislature over allowing medical marijuana still have not settled all the questions Connecticut doctors have about medical marijuana. Is it, as some contend, a humane solution for patients who can't get relief...
  • 8 Northeast governors ask EPA to curb pollution from South, Midwest

    8 Northeast governors ask EPA to curb pollution from South, Midwest
    The governors of eight Northeast states petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to require nine "upwind" states in the South and Midwest to curb air pollution, which they say is blown by the wind into their region. The petition asks the...
  • Curbs on upwind air pollution sought

    Curbs on upwind air pollution sought
    Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from outside their borders, saying emissions from the Midwest and South are hurting their residents' health and their economies. The...