Democrats in Del. House, Senate Initiate Process to Seek Removal of Auditor McGuiness

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Members of the Delaware State House Democratic Caucus are encouraging Governor John Carney to exercise his constitutional obligation to remove State Auditor Kathy McGuiness from office, once the verdict is entered by Superior Court.McGuiness was found guilty of three misdemeanor charges July 1st. She was acquitted of two felony chargesHouse Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach…

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Update: More Gun Bills Advance In Del. General Assembly

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The Delaware State Senate has given final legislative approval to three gun-related bills, following a push by Democratic leaders and Governor John Carney just a few weeks ago. Two other gun bills have also been approved and sent to the House for consideration. “Today was a victory for the vast majority of Delawareans who demanded…

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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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Del. Legislative Committee Hearings Will Take Place Virtually At Least Through Jan.

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When Delaware lawmakers resume the General Assembly session Tuesday, House and Senate committees will meet virtually in January utilizing Zoom. The actions are being taken by House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach and Senate President Pro Tempore David Sokola, D-Newark in response to increasing COVID-19 cases and the spread of the omicron variant. “While I…

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Sen. Darius Brown Acquitted Of Misdemeanor Charges

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State Senator Darius Brown, D.-Wilmington, has been found not guilty of misdemeanor crimes for which he was arrested last May. The jury in Court of Common Pleas came back with its verdict Thursday after hearing one day of testimony the previous day. The incident last spring involved allegations that he punched a woman in the…

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Former State Sen. Robert Venables Has Passed Away

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Former longtime Delaware State Senator Robert Venables, who represented the Laurel area, has died at age 88. Venables spent 26 years in public service, and most recently ran for reelection in 2014. During part of his tenure, he chaired the powerful bond bill committee. A Democrat but a conservative, he lost to Republican Bryant Richardson…

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Del. Legislative Committee Hearings To Be Livestreamed

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Delaware General Assembly committee meetings will be livestreamed when lawmakers resume the session in January, according to leaders of the majority Democratic caucuses. While regular sessions have been available virtually since May 2020 – early in the COVID-19 pandemic – committee hearings have continued via Zoom. Citizens will be able to attend in-person or virtually.…

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