US Energy Secretary Visits Del. To Highlight Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Senator Tom Carper visited New Castle County Wednesday (photo courtesy of Senator Tom Carper, shared on Twitter)
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During a visit to Delaware Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm – recently under fire for laughing off a question about high prices during an interview – took part in an announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy has upgraded one-million homes with energy efficiency improvements through the Home performance with ENERGY STAR program.…

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Del. To Invest $50-Million Into Job Training, Workforce Development

Governor John Carney gathered with students and others at Delaware Tech in Wilmington, where a $50-million ARPA job training investment was announced. (photo courtesy of Governor Carney's office)
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Job training and workforce development in Delaware will get a $50-million investment, using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. The state’s Pathways program that allows students to gain real-world work experience while in school will grow through a $15.8-million public-and-private expansion. Also, the Forward-Delaware jobs-training program will continue to provide students with work experience…

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US Education Secretary Visits Laurel Elementary School

US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona shared this photo on Facebook as he visited Laurel Elementary School Wednesday
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A member of President Biden’s cabinet paid a visit to Laurel Elementary School Wednesday. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited classrooms and took part in a panel discussion about the challenges of staying open and reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. said discussion focused upon implementation of the American Rescue…

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Harris, Blunt Rochester Discuss Impeachment Vote

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The vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump carried on without the presence of Maryland Congressman Andy Harris, who represents the Eastern Shore. Harris, MD, said in a statement that he spent his time caring for patients. He called the actions of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “divisive, hastily called and politically motivated.” Harris went…

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Blunt Rochester Calls For Removal Of President Trump

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Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D- Del.) Thursday called for the removal of President Trump from office, joining a movement that grew out of Wednesday’s breach at the US Capitol in Washington. Blunt Rochester shared this message on social media Thursday: “To my fellow Delawareans – here’s where I stand on Pres. Trump. As I…

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US Capitol Stormed On Day Of Electoral Debate

Crowd masses outside the US Capitol; many made it inside (photo: Fox News)
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Demonstrators scaled barricades and proceeded unimpeded through security at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC Wednesday, rushing Senators, Representatives and staffers to secure locations. The chaotic events came on the day that lawmakers were debating whether to officially put the final seal on the results of the November 3rd election. WGMD News has heard…

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Del. Democratic Leadership Endorses Slate Of Incumbents

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The Delaware Democratic Party State Executive Committee has endorsed Joe Biden for President and a slate of incumbent candidates for re-election. The Committee is comprised of 25 Democrats from all three counties. They met virtually last week. “The Vice President headlines one of the strongest tickets our Party has ever seen. As Republicans in Washington…

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Delaware Congresswoman votes in favor of Iran War Powers Resolution

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Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester voted in favor of a War Powers Resolution that limits the President’s ability to engage militarily with Iran. Congresswoman Blunt-Rochester issued a statement following the vote, saying “the action taken by President Trump represents a rapid escalation and strategic setback in diplomatic relations with Iran.” A top goal of any foreign…

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EXCLUSIVE | Delaware Congressional Campaign ignited over impeachment inquiry

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Republican Congressional candidate Lee Murphy slammed Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester over her support of the current impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. “She’s out of touch with the people of Delaware,” Murphy explained in an interview with WGMD’s Rob Petree where he said there are no real grounds to impeach the President. Congresswoman Blunt-Rochester recently took…

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Denies Rehearing on Artificial Island Costs

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A rehearing request on the cost allocation of the $278-million Artificial Island transmission line project has been denied by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  A fair allocation has been established for the FERC that will greatly reduce future costs for businesses and residential electric ratepayers on Delmarva.  Initial calculations would have had Delaware and Maryland…

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VA Mission Act Passes in US House

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The US House has passed legislation that will benefit Veterans.  The VA Mission Act will institute critical reforms to the VA’s health care system.  1st District Congressman Andy Harris voted to approve the measure will streamline the veterans community care programs and fund the Veterans Choice program.  He says that veterans on the Eastern Shore…

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