Capital Budget, Numerous Other Bills Go To Gov. Carney

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Delaware’s largest-ever capital budget, known as the bond bill, has passed the General Assembly. The Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Budget (Senate Bill 200) spends $1.3-billion on transportation, school construction, courthouses and other various projects across the state. Money is also allocated to libraries, state building renovations, college campus improvements, clean water projects and state parks.…

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Bill To Tighten Plastic Bag Ban Moves Forward

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Delaware lawmakers are strengthening the near-prohibition on single-use plastic bags that took effect at the start of the year. The House approved a bill Wednesday (House Bill 212) that would close a loophole in which many larger stores or chains introduced slightly thicker plastic bags touted as reusable. The new legislation defines a reusable bag…

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Del. Plastic Bag Ban Loophole Addressed In New Bill

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What’s called a loophole in Delaware’s five-month old ban on single-use plastic bags at many establishments would be addressed under a measure filed in the Delaware General Assembly. Some stores, in doing away with the thinner plastic bags, introduced slightly thicker plastic bags for customers. Now, Representatives Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington and Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow along…

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Del. Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

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The new year brings a ban on single-use plastic bags at many Delaware establishments. Delawareans have been encouraged to use reusable bags for grocery shopping. They should be cleaned and disinfected between uses. There are some exceptions: small stores with one or two locations are not subject to the ban on single-use plastic bags, and…

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Del. Plastic Bag Ban Begins Jan. 1st

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Delaware is one month away from banning plastic carryout bags. Starting New Year’s Day, single-use plastic bags will not be permitted at the point of sale at the majority of establishments. Delawareans are encouraged to keep using, or start using, re-usable bags for grocery shopping. Re-usable bags should be cleaned and disinfected between uses. “Each…

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