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Thank you

Dear Friends, I cannot thank you enough for your support. We ran a great campaign, and while the results are disappointing, we can carry on knowing we campaigned honestly and with the utmost integrity and respect for others. It’s been an honor to serve as your State Senator for these past four years. We’ve worked […]

Standing up for taxpayers

Mike Katz took on politicians in both parties to fix a bloated government program Mike Katz identified a major problem. As he poured over the books of the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), he found millions of dollars in waste, evidence of cronyism and no-bid contracts. The program was a mess. He’d have to take […]

The Salesperson ID Law: What you need to know

In April, Governor Markell signed my bill requiring identification for door-to-door solicitors into law. We’ve put an end to unregistered door-to-door salespersons. Here is what you need to know about this new law: Anyone coming into our neighborhoods to sell things must wear an official ID badge showing information such as their name, company and […]

Katz pushes to expand new economy jobs program with new tax break

Firms relocating 200 or more positions could receive big savings DOVER – High tech and other knowledge-based businesses that decide to relocate operations to Delaware could qualify for serious tax breaks under a bill being considered by lawmakers. Sen. Michael Katz, D-Centerville, said he believes his proposed expansion to the state’s “New Economy Jobs Program” […]

Katz measure aims to protect Brandywine National Scenic Byway

WILMINGTON – Delaware’s only National Scenic Byway would get an additional layer of protection under legislation being proposed by Sen. Michael Katz. Katz, D-Centerville, and leaders from community and advocacy groups interested in the proposal met Friday with Gov. Jack Markell who said the proposal has merit. “Americans have a love affair with roads, and […]

Bill requiring nametags for door-to-door solicitation signed into law

Hours of solicitation also limited; Nonprofits exempted from law DOVER – Salespeople who go door-to-door peddling their wares will have to wear an identification badge under legislation Governor Jack Markell signed into law Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Bryon H Short and Sen. Michael Katz, House Bill 49 grew out of complaints from local civic associations […]

Senator Katz seeks ban on giving lawmakers state jobs

DOVER – Lawmakers would have a hard time turning their legislative service into other state work, if Sen. Michael Katz has his way. Katz, D-Centerville, is preparing to introduce legislation battling what he sees as an erosion of public confidence in government by barring lawmakers from accepting other state jobs after they’ve been elected. “People […]

Katz Questions Minimum Wage Boost: Concerns About Business and Jobs Losses

DOVER – Saying he’s worried that a proposed increase in the state’s minimum wage could actually cost jobs and possibly close some businesses, Sen. Michael Katz broke with the majority of his Democratic colleagues and voted against the increase. However, West Wilmington Democratic Sen. Robert Marshall’s bill was OK’d on a 12-9 vote and is […]

Dr. Katz Goes To Dover

June 22, 2011 By Michael Katz Posted On: Serving in Delaware’s General Assembly should be more a form of community service than a career and should be guided by the core values of honesty and integrity. Every member of the General Assembly has taken the oath of office in which they “swear always to […]