WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Fisker Automotive's unsecured creditors will get $35 million in cash and stock under a new bankruptcy settlement.
But the News Journal reports that Gov. Jack Markell's office warned Monday that despite last week's settlement, Delaware won't see much for the $21.5 million in economic development incentives it awarded Fisker in 2010.
Markell spokeswoman Kelly Bachman says in a statement that the state is not expecting a substantial recovery of its investment.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - State officials are joining with the Dow chemical company and Junior Achievement to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math instruction in Delaware's middle schools.
Gov. Jack Markell planned to join members of Delaware's STEM Council on Tuesday to announce a partnership with businesses to give middle school students more exposure to learning in the four STEM fields.
The STEM Council was established as part of Delaware's Race to the Top education reform effort.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - The foundation that owns the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Delaware and various pediatric physician practices in the region is suing United Healthcare entities in three states for unpaid bills.
Lawyers for the Nemours Foundation filed lawsuits in federal court in Delaware on Wednesday against United Healthcare of Pennsylvania, United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic, and United Healthcare Community Plan of New Jersey.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republicans in the governor's race agree the state government is essentially a business and the top administrator is an executive.
During a formal debate Thursday evening at Johns Hopkins University, the Republicans' fifth since January, they repeatedly accused Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration of making Maryland unfriendly to investors.
Ronald George and Charles Lollar both touted their business experience as a credential for leading the state. David Craig compared his position as Harford County Executive to managing an enormous business.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The University System of Maryland is considering adding a master's degree in nursing at Frostburg State University to address a shortage of nursing educators.
A Board of Regents committee has recommended approval by the full board at a meeting Friday in Baltimore. The program would still require approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Frostburg State currently offers a nursing bachelor's degree. The new program would add a master's degree focused on either education or administration.
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A former Delaware pediatrician convicted of waterboarding the daughter of his longtime companion by holding her head under a faucet is facing sentencing on assault and endangerment charges.
Melvin Morse faces a maximum of 10 years in prison at Friday's sentencing, but a lesser punishment is likely under state sentencing guidelines.
Each of the five misdemeanor convictions handed down by a jury in February carries a maximum of one year in prison but typically results in probation.
All eyes now turn to Governor Martin O'Malley as to whether he will veto the a measure that would delay the wind farm project in Somerset County by another year. Supporters of the project say this would effectively kill it, but opponents say the delay is needed to assess the impact of the wind turbines on the radar at the U.S. Naval Air Station on the Patuxent River. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the conflict with Jennifer Shutt, who has been covering the legislative session in Annapolis for the Salisbury Daily Times.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Health advocates are starting a campaign to make each General Assembly candidate take a stance on a proposal to raise the cigarette tax from $2 a pack to $3.
The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative plans to send a letter to every candidate, asking them to sign a statement in support of the tax hike. The group will publish a list of the supporters before June's primary election.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia is defending the federal and state plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Thursday the state has filed a friend-of-the court brief in support of pollution limits to restore the bay after decades of neglect. The filing is with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Farm industry groups are appealing a federal judge's decision last September to uphold the federal pollution limits.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee is considering a bill that would prevent high-level government officials in Delaware from immediately becoming lobbyists after leaving their state posts.
A Republican-sponsored bill to be discussed Wednesday in the House Administration Committee prohibits state agency heads, cabinet officials and members of the governor's executive staff from lobbying for two years after leaving state government.
Violation of the prohibition would be a misdemeanor.
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a Virginia man was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.
The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that the man was stopped Sunday afternoon when an officer staffing the X-ray machine spotted the gun in the bag of a man ticketed to fly to Salt Lake City. TSA says the gun was loaded with seven rounds with one in the chamber.