2nd Del. Recreational Cannabis Bill Stalls In House

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Legislation to set up the regulatory and operations framework for legalized sales of marijuana in Delaware failed to pass in the House of Representatives. It is the second of two bills that are designed to clear the way for legalized recreational use of marijuana by adults.The measure (House Bill 372) requires a three-fifths vote of…

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Del. Senators Pass New Phase Of Bail Reform

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People charged with certain offenses would not be eligible for bail, under a bill (SS 1 for SB 11) approved in the Delaware State Senate Thursday.The first leg of a proposed constitutional amendment would allow the General Assembly to add crimes and circumstances where preventative detention would protect public safety.Currently, courts are permitted to hold…

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Del. Marijuana Bill Fails To Clear Hurdle In House

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For the first time in nearly four years, a bill that would regulate and legalize recreational use of cannabis (marijuana) by adults in Delaware received a vote in the House of Representatives Thursday. And, like in 2018, it did not get enough votes to pass. House Bill 305 would have required a two-thirds super majority,…

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Del. State Rep. Gerald Brady Charged With Shoplifting

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A Wilmington lawmaker who has already announced his resignation from the House of Representatives has been charged in connection with two shoplifting incidents. Newark Police said Tuesday that they received a report earlier this month about a man who was leaving a supermarket with a cart full of merchandise without paying. An employee confronted the…

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Update: Amended Bill To Restrict Magazines Approved In House

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Update: Legislation to restrict large-capacity magazines and revise criminal statutes outlined in the original bill has passed in amended form in the House of Representatives. Magazine capacity would now be limited to 20 rounds for a handgun and 30 rounds for a long gun. Also, the crime of ‘selling, purchasing, receiving or transferring a large-capacity…

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Del. Legislation Would Create 3 New Tax Brackets

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Some Delaware lawmakers want to create three more personal income tax brackets for higher wage-earners, an action that would affect Delawareans whose taxable personal income exceeds $125,000. Representative John Kowalko, D- Newark South, said the bill intends to ensure a more fair and equitable progressive tax structure that’s sustainable and not overly burdensome to any…

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Delaware House Passes Early Voting Bill, Governor Carney Reacts

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The Delaware House of Representatives has approved legislation that would allow in-person early voting in the state. According to the State Legislature, the bill passed in a 34 to 6 vote on Tuesday. The bill would establish in-person early voting in the First State beginning in 2020. This would allow registered voters to vote in-person…

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Congressman Andy Harris Holds Town Halls on Eastern Shore

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Representative Andy Harris, a Republican representing Maryland’s first congressional district, comprised of the entire Eastern Shore began a series of town halls in Wicomico County on Monday evening. Representative Harris appeared at the Black Diamond Lodge in Fruitland to hear from constituents and update them on his work in Congress. At the event, which the…

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