Rep. Jaques E-Newsletter - March 5

Hi Neighbor,

I hope you’ve been well during this cold weather lately. I’d like to thank DelDot and our first responders for the great work they’ve been doing to keep our roads safe. I’ve listed a few events below that you may be interested in. 

As always, feel free to contact my office any time with questions or concerns at 744-4037.

In your service,
Earl Jaques
State Representative
27th District


Please call 760-2080 or email to report potholes. I would also appreciate it if you contact my office as well so we can follow up with DelDOT.

Christiana Care Receives AstraZeneca Grant

I was pleased to join (from left to right) Emily Denney, Vice President of the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation; Michael Rosenthal, M.D., Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Christiana Care Health System; Rep.  Ed Osienski; Omar Khan, M.D., MHS, Medical Director for Community Health and the Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute, and Howard Hutchinson, M.D., FACC, Trustee of the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation at a ceremony February 6 for the presentation of a grant for $213,094 to Christiana Care Health System from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. The event took place at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $3.7 million to 19 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations across the country dedicated to improving cardiovascular health in local communities. This year, marked the third consecutive for Christiana Care Health System to receive a grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation.

Give Kids a Smile Program

On February 7 I had a firsthand look at the Delaware State Dental Society's "Give Kids a Smile" program. They were able to provide over 60 children with a complete range of dental care. Since 2004 they have been able to treat over 1,400 Delaware children.

Homeless Veterans Shelter Visit

On February 5 I was honored to join with many of my fellow legislators in dedicating Delaware's first homeless shelter for female veterans. Home of the Brave II is located in Milford. Special thanks to all those who worked so hard to make this dream come true!

Free tax filing services available

I encourage constituents to take advantage of free tax preparation services available through the Free File program. Every taxpayer with a 2013 Adjusted Gross Income of $58,000 or less may visit to prepare, complete and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost.

Free File is made possible through a partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies. Since its inception in 2003, the program has offered 70 percent of taxpayers free access to leading commercial tax preparation software from Free File Alliance member companies. Free File has already saved taxpayers an estimated $1.2 billion in filing costs.

IRS Free File is available at, which provides a list of Free File Alliance member companies and their free tax software offerings. Users may either choose the company that fits their needs or utilize the “Help me Find Free File Software” tool. After selecting a company, users will be transferred to the company's website to prepare, complete and electronically file their federal income tax returns. The service is also available in Spanish.

Free File also offers basic federal e-filing services with no income limitations. This basic e-filing service, called Free File Fillable Forms, allows taxpayers who are familiar with tax law and need no preparation assistance to complete and file their federal income tax electronically. It is also available at

Taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 15, 2014 to file their 2013 tax returns and pay any tax due.


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