Reform Bills in Delaware Seek to Increase Accountability for Conduct, Spending

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House and Senate Republicans are sponsoring three measures requiring lawmakers to be more accountable for their conduct and spending decisions. • House Bill 261 seeks to establish the Office of Legislative Ethics for the General Assembly to ensure that valid allegations of wrongdoing by state legislators are thoroughly investigated. State Representative Mike Smith says his…

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School Tax Hike Without A Referendum? Del. Legislation Addresses That Possibility

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Delawareans could face increases in their school property taxes without a referendum being held, but legislation to be introduced in the General Assembly would address that scenario.The state’s three counties have been reassessing their properties in compliance with terms of a lawsuit settlement over the fairness of Delaware’s school funding formula. In Sussex County, there…

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