Jan 13th, 2016 · by Arshon Howard - DE State News
DOVER — Many events and celebrations are scheduled to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
Carla Benson-Green, who will be the keynote speaker at Delaware State University’s 30th annual “Celebrate the Dream” National Holiday Program, said it’s important to keep Dr. King’s dream alive.
“Many people were around when Dr. King was alive,” Ms. Benson-Green said. “He was a living legend for people.
Jerry Smith , The News Journal 3:48 p.m. EST December 20, 2016
In the next 10 years, Kent County residents want to see less traffic congestion, more affordable housing, the preservation of the county's rural character and more ways to reach businesses and neighborhoods via bike trails.
That's according to the nearly 500 responses the county has received so far from a survey about what should be a part of its revised comprehensive plan.
Presidents & President Elects, Incoming and Outgoing Public Policy & DelPAC Chairs, CEOs and AEs:
Please note that DEFAC met today and they are setting the state budget deficit for 2017 at $350 million. This number can change several times between now and June 30th but there seems to be no miraculous windfall expected on the horizon. From the News Journal:
The federal government is increasing the limit for conforming mortgages from $417,000 to $424,100 in most regions of the United States starting Jan. 1, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Wednesday—the first such increase since 2006.
The approximately 1.7 percent bump in the baseline conforming loan limit follows the FHFA’s announcement that the average U.S. home price has returned to its pre-decline peak, which it hit in the third quarter of 2007. The FHFA bases the loan cap on its quarterly Housing Price Index, which gauges average single-family home prices. The index rose 1.5 percent during the third quarter of 2016 and is up 6.1 percent over the past year, enough to push it above its previous high point.
Kent County wants your advice on transportation, land planning and economic development decisions.
The county is hosting three community workshops this week that will shape its next 10-year Comprehensive Plan.