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Delaware earns grade ofD for manufacturing health

Delaware received a grade of D on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

New Castle County’s $3,377-per-month cost of living is the highest in Delaware

Residents of New Castle County need to make $3,377 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Delaware.

Delaware’s public pensions are 79.1% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Delaware’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 79.1 percent of the total, the 11th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Delaware disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Delaware is $34,144, study finds

College graduates in Delaware have an average debt burden of $34,144, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 25.8% of total state, local levies in Delaware, study finds

State income tax revenues in Delaware represent 25.8 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Delaware scores 76.3 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Delaware earned a score of 76.3 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Delaware ranks 11th highest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Delaware finished 11th highest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Delaware pension plans are 83% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Delaware public pension plans stands at 83%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Kent rated least livable among Delaware counties, study finds

Kent was ranked Delaware’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Delaware ranks 34th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Delaware ranked 34th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$353,663 in annual income gets you into Delaware’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $353,663 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Delaware, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Delaware ranks 7th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Delaware ranked seventh in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Delaware ranks the lowest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Delaware ranked in a tie for 47th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Delaware ranks 24th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Delaware ranked 24th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Delaware has 6th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Delaware finished sixth in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: Delaware among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

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