Apologetic Rep. Gerald Brady To Retire After ’22


State Representative Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington, announced Monday that he would not seek reelection in 2022 as he again apologized for an email that contained a slur against Asian women and that seemed to make light of human trafficking. Brady had previously been reprimanded by the leadership of the House Democratic Caucus, which also ordered him…

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Lawmaker Apologizes For Slur Contained In Email


A Delaware state lawmaker is apologizing and Democratic leadership is rebuking State Representative Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington for comments he admitted are embarrassing and shameful. Comments made by Brady in an email that was apparently misdirected used a slur for Asian women, and appeared to make light of human trafficking. In a social media post, Brady…

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Bill To Tighten Plastic Bag Ban Moves Forward


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. House Passes Minimum Wage Increase


After a series of failed amendments, the Delaware House of Representatives Thursday gave final legislative approval to an increase in Delaware’s minimum wage, to be phased in over several years until it reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The vote on Senate Bill 15 was 26-15. The minimum wage would rise to $10.50 per hour…

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Del. Bill Targets Polystyrene Containers, Plastic Stirrers


Polystyrene containers and plastic straws are targeted in new legislation in the Delaware General Assembly. A bill (SB 134) has been introduced that would prohibit restaurants from serving food in containers made of what’s commonly branded Styrofoam. Also, establishments would not provide single-use plastic straws unless requested by the customer. Single-use plastic coffee stirrers, cocktail…

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