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Delaware ranks 11th in annual tax climate ranking

Delaware finished 11th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College president is highest-paid public employee in Delaware

Mark T. Brainard, president of Delaware Technical Community College, earned $245,955 in 2018, making Brainard the highest-paid public employee in Delaware last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Delaware to reach $3.3 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Delaware arts agencies are projected to reach $3.3 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $3.43 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Delaware levies a total tax on lodging of 8%

Hotel room bills in Delaware tack on a total state lodging tax of 8 percent, the 13th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

472 borrowers in Delaware filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Delaware who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 472, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$188.4 million in federal research dollars flowed to Delaware in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Delaware totaled $188.4 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

4-year colleges in Delaware now charge $13,292 in tuition and fees

Delaware four-year public universities now charge students annual in-state tuition and fees averaging $13,292, the 10th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Delaware received nearly $85,000 in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $84,951 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Delaware, the lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Delaware 2-year college students pay $4,850 in tuition and fees

Delaware two-year colleges charged students $4,850 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 36th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

The one U.S. House member from Delaware makes $174,000 annually

The single U.S. House of Representatives member representing Delaware draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Delaware 4-year university tuitions jumped 48% over 15 years

Delaware four-year public university tuition and fees went from $8,980 in 2004-05 to $13,292 in 2019-20, the 32nd largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Delaware legislators make base salary of $46,291 per year

State lawmakers in Delaware now draw a base salary of $46,291 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 40 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Delaware community college tuitions jumped 44.9% over 15 years

Delaware two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,398 in 2004-05 to $4,925 in 2019-20, the 23rd largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Delaware governor makes annual salary of $171,000

The governor of Delaware now draws a yearly salary of $171,000, the 12th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Delaware K-12 schools spent $2.2 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Delaware spent an estimated $2.2 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.9 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Delaware children in foster care numbered 719 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Delaware at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 719, an 8.6 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, not including Delaware, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Delaware is not among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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