Kathy McGuiness Announces Run to be Democratic Nominee for 14th District Representative Seat

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Former State Auditor Kathy McGuiness is running to be the Democratic nominee for State Representative of the 14th District in the primary election on September 10th. The Talk of Delmarva’s Joe Ciccanti was in Dewey Beach yesterday for her announcement… McGuiness (Kathy McGuiness for DE State House District 14 (mcguinessfordelaware.com) is in a three-person race…

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UPDATED: State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Sentenced to Probation & a Fine

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UPDATED – 10/19/22 5pm – Governor John Carney received a letter from Kathy McGuiness Wednesday afternoon and accepted her resignation effective 4:30pm today, October 19th. The Governor plans to name a replacement to continue the Auditor’s work in coming months. Kathy McGuiness will join Mike Bradley exclusively on The Talk of Delmarva Thursday morning at…

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Update: Judge Upholds 2 Guilty Verdicts Against Del. Auditor McGuiness, Denies New Trial; Candidates React

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Update: Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness authorized attorney Steve Wood to release the following statement: We are gratified that, together, the jury and the Court have now correctly acquitted Kathy McGuiness of three of the five charges that the State brought against her.  The Structuring charge has always been nonsense. We are thankful that the…

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McGuiness Re-Indicted on Same Charges by Kent County Grand Jury

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Charges against State Auditor Kathy McGuiness were dropped last week in New Castle County after her attorney argued that there no mention of where the offenses occurred. The trial has been moved to Kent County and today McGuiness was re-indicted on the same five counts – 1 – Conflict of Interest: Violation of the State…

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Update: Auditor McGuiness Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges

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Update, Tuesday morning: Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness turned herself in Tuesday morning in Wilmington, one day after being indicted for a total of five offenses, two of which are felonies. McGuiness pled not guilty to all charges, and arraignment was waived. She was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.A case review is scheduled for October…

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Auditor, DHSS At Standoff Over Medicaid Data

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Delaware Health and Social Services and the State Auditor, Kathy McGuiness, are headed to court. McGuiness said an annual audit that examines federal programs that are administered by the state has not been able to find proof from DHSS that it effectively screens Medicaid applicants for eligibility, before approving or denying benefits. This is the…

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Auditor: Del. Prescription Program Overspent By $24.5-M

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Delaware has been overpaying its pharmacy benefits manager for state employees’ prescription drug coverage over a three-year period. The overpayment amounts to $24.5-million taxpayer dollars, according to a special report from State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. “For fiscal years 2018 through 2020, the State of Delaware spent hundreds of millions of dollars on prescription drugs for…

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Del. State Auditor Unveils CARES Act Fund Tracker

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Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness has unveiled the CARES Act Fund Tracker. According to McGuiness, the tracker adds transparency to the allocation and spending of CARES Act funding approved for Delaware under the federal program. The CARES Act’s purpose was to provide ‘fast and direct economic assistance for workers, families and small businesses, and to…

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State Auditors Collaborate On COVID-19 Related Data Template

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A group of State Auditors, including Delaware’s Kathy McGuiness, are developing a national COVID-19 Data Quality Audit Template. It serves as a framework for states to follow as they go about monitoring their coronavirus-related data. States are hoping the result is more accurate data collection and interpretation as state auditors and fiscal watchdogs carry out…

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State Auditor’s Office launches mobile app to report fraud

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The Auditor’s Office has launched a brand-new, first of its kind, mobile app to submit tips about suspected fraud, waste, and abuse in Delaware. “We live in a mobile world,” State Auditor Kathy McGuiness said. “So we designed a mobile platform for Delawareans that’s easy to use.” The new mobile platform is another way to communicate…

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EXCLUSIVE | State Auditor responds to controversy over state seal, says it was approved by Sec. of State

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Delaware Secretary of State Jeff Bullock appears to have approved the altered seal that caused controvery for State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, who says the Secretary’s change in position is the result of her “fan club” causing a commotion after noticing her name was in the seal months after it was approved. State Auditor Kathy McGuiness…

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Decade of Equality Celebrated at Rehoboth Beach Museum

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The Rehoboth Beach Museum hosted a celebration last night marking the 10-year anniversary of the signing of SB-121. That bill added sexual orientation to the state’s existing anti-discrimination law which forbids discrimination in housing, employment, public works, contracting, public accommodations and insurance. It was an appropriate date given that July 2 would have also been…

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UPDATED: Rehoboth Commissioners Meet with County Engineer on Sewer Treatment Plant

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UPDATED – 12:30PM – Rehoboth Beach Commissioners this morning met with Sussex County Engineer, Hans Medlarz, to discuss a county sewer distribution system that would include the Rehoboth Beach wastewater treatment plant.   This month, Rehoboth’s consultants, the Abrahams Group – estimated a scenario of $934 per year for average user in FY 2020 only including…

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Glass Begins Rehoboth Campaign Season Early

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Gary Glass, one of the three candidates for the two soon-to-be-open commissioner seats in Rehoboth Beach, held his first public meet-and-greet this past Saturday at the lovely home of Kate and Bunky Markert. More than 40 people attended including current Commissioners Patrick Gossett and Jay Lagree, who both decided not to run for reelection in…

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