Delaware’s State Treasurer Chip Flowers has loaned his campaign nearly $146-thousand to gear up for re-election this year after only raising $38,000 from supporter last year while becoming embroiled in questions over his travel expenses.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state Treasurer relied on personal loans of more than $650-thousand since 2009 for his campaign to become state treasurer.
During the same period he raised only around $130-thousand from political supporters.
Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers is expected to get a challenge from Governor Jack Markell’s policy director.
Sean Barney officially jumped into the race against the embattle official who saw the governor sign into law last week a measure that gives power over the state’s $2 billion cash portfolio to an appointed board instead of Flowers.
Barney told WDEL that he wants to restore integrity to the office.
And Markell issued a statement calling Barney a valuable member and respects his decision to run but added he will not endorse anyone in the primary.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has given final approval to legislation asserting that an unelected board dominated by political appointees, not Delaware's elected treasurer, has authority over the state's $2 billion cash investment portfolio.
The House voted unanimously for the bill Thursday, two weeks after its unanimous approval by the Senate. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Jack Markell, whose administration pushed for the legislation.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has unanimously approved legislation asserting that an unelected board dominated by political appointees, not Delaware's elected treasurer, has authority over the state's $2 billion cash investment portfolio.
The bill approved Thursday attempts to resolve disputes between treasurer Chip Flowers and other members of the Cash Management Policy Board.
Flowers blasted the legislation at a news conference on Wednesday, but Thursday's vote signaled a reconciliation of sorts between Flowers and Senate leaders.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers are poised to discuss a bill stating that Delaware's treasurer has no direct control over the state's $2 billion cash management portfolio.
The bill, which was quickly tabled after being introduced last year, was scheduled for a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday.
State treasurer Chip Flowers, who has repeatedly clashed with Delaware's Cash Management Policy Board over who controls the portfolio, planned a news conference Wednesday in advance of the committee hearing to speak against the legislation.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers are resurrecting a bill stating that Delaware's treasurer has no direct control over the state's $2 billion cash management portfolio.
The bill, which was quickly tabled after being introduced last year, is scheduled for a Senate committee hearing next week.
Consideration of the legislation comes after the attorney general's office ruled in November that the Cash Management Policy Board has sole legal authority to make investment decisions regarding the portfolio, and that the treasurer is subject to its directives.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's state treasurer has suffered a setback in his battle with a state panel over who controls Delaware's $2 billion cash management portfolio.
The attorney general's office ruled Tuesday that the Cash Management Policy Board has sole legal authority to make investment decisions regarding the portfolio, and that the treasurer is subject to its directives.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware state treasurer Chip Flowers says he will reimburse the state almost $1,000 for travel-related expenses but denies that he has ever used his state credit card or state funds for personal expenses.
Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers is scheduled to release key travel documents today about a trip he took with his former deputy state treasurer Erika Benner to Alaska for a meeting of state treasurers.
During the four day conference the two took a sight seeing tour of some Alaskan parks.
The Wilmington News Journal raised questions about whether the taxpayers may ahve pad for those excursions.
Flowers has denied taht taxpayers were asked to pay for those trips.
The documents will released at a news conference at the treasury office in Dover.
Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers is coming under attack from Delaware Republicans, who called his office “out of control.”
Senate Minority Leader Gary Simpson and Minority Whip Greg Lavelle said they were reacting to a story in the Wilmington News Journal that quoted Flowers as saying that financial records in his office are in disarray or missing.
Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers says he stayed on a few days after an Alaskan conference last year to meet with bankers.
But The Wilmington News Journal reports that he posted a picture on his Facebook page showing him at the time to be visiting a state park more than 100 miles away from Anchorage where his staff says he was doing research after spending the previous two days holding business meetings.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials are questioning how Delaware Treasurer Chip Flowers has handled a review of questionable charges made by his former deputy on her state credit card before she was forced to resign.
The Wilmington News Journal reports state records show former Deputy Treasurer Erika Benner charged more questionable expenses than initially reported. Some of the expenses were for travel with Flowers when he made similar charges for trips to Washington, D.C., Seattle and Alaska.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's state treasurer has accepted the resignation of his top deputy following her repeated unauthorized use of a state credit card.
Treasurer Chip Flowers said Monday that he has accepted Erika Benner's request to be removed from her position as deputy state treasurer.
The News-Journal of Wilmington reported over the weekend that Benner had racked up thousands of dollars in personal expenses on her state-issued credit card, including more than $1,000 for football tickets and private car service to a New England Patriots game.