Del. State Sen. Bruce Ennis Announces Retirement

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A longtime Delaware state lawmaker plans to step down at the end of his current term in November.State Senator Bruce Ennis, D-Smyrna, a lifelong Smyrna resident, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1982.He won a special State Senate election in 2007 for the seat held by the late James T. Vaughn Senior.…

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Hogan Pushes Reform In Redistricting Process

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Wednesday proposed formation of Maryland’s first independent citizens redistricting commission, which would replace what he called the partisan, backdoor manner in which power brokers have drawn legislative and congressional districts. The panel, formed by executive order, would consist of nine people – three Democrats, three independents, three Republicans and six citizens…

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Del. Senate Committee Assignments Released

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Delaware State Senators have received their committee assignments for the 151st General Assembly that starts in January. The line-up includes a newly-formed Housing Committee. Also, the previously separate Environment And Energy Committees will merge into a single committee. “All policies governing generation and distribution of energy in Delaware should ever carefully weigh the potential impact…

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State House Minority Leader speaks out, calls Delaware’s legislative system “broken”

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Delaware House Minority Leader Danny Short is speaking out, calling the system in which bills are passed broken, citing the “unprofessional” way Democrats annually push through countless pieces of legislation in the final hours of session. The recent controversy over a Kent County lodging tax law – which was approved by the General Assembly in…

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