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. Lawmakers Proposes Tax Relief On Unemployment Benefits

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Delawareans who are unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic could get a tax break. A bill introduced in the House would exempt unemployment benefits paid in 2020 from the Delaware state income tax. More than 100,000 Delawareans -a record number – filed for unemployment in 2020. “Thousands of hard-working Delawareans have lost their jobs during the…

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Large Employers Now Have to Send Delaware Child Support Payments Electronically

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With the signing of House Bill 81 by Governor John Carney, large employers in the state of Delaware now have to remit child support payments from employee’s paychecks and send them electronically to the Department of Health and Social Services. The bill, sponsored by Representative David Bentz and Senator Bryan Townsend, both Democrats allows for…

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Delaware Lawmakers Get Down to the State’s Business

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State Senator Brian Pettyjohn has introduced legislation that would have state government offices closed when a National Day of Mourning is declared due to the death of a current or former President.   SB 6 is waiting for consideration in the Senate Executive Committee. A measure has been introduced by Senator Stephanie Hanson addresses Delaware’s Litter…

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Gov. Carney Signs Pay For Success Legislation

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Governor John Carney has signed legislation that will allow state government to enter into Pay for Success contracts that will incentivize private funding of economic development and social impact initiatives.  The state would protect taxpayer dollars by reimbursing private funding only if the initiatives reach stated goals and achieve progress for Delawareans.  The signing occurred…

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VA Mission Passed in US Senate

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Legislation that funds the VA Choice Program has been passed in the US Senate.  This program serves about 3000 Delaware veterans and provides support for families caring for wounded veterans.  The measure passed in the US House last week.   Delaware US Senator Tom Carper is a 23 year veteran of the US Navy and Naval…

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