New Del. Laws Address Mental Health of Children, Adults

Gov. John Carney signed several mental health-related bills Wednesday (photo shared by Delaware State House Democratic Caucus)

Improvements to mental health and mental health services are coming in Delaware.Governor John Carney has signed three bills passed by the Delaware General Assembly, which address concerns of children as well as adults.One measure (House Bill 300) allows middle schools to hire more counselors, social workers and school psychologists, building on a previous measure to…

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Update: More Gun Bills Advance In Del. General Assembly


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. One Step Closer To Banning “Ghost Guns”


By a vote of 23-18, the Delaware House of Representatives has passed a bill that would outlaw possession and manufacturing of what are known as “ghost guns”- firearms made with untraceable components sometimes sold as kits. House Bill 125 was sponsored by House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, D- Bear. Supporters of the measure cited reports…

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Del. Bill Looks To Expand SEED Scholarship Access


More Delawareans would have access to the state’s SEED program that offers free credits at Delaware Tech, under a bill introduced in the General Assembly. The SEED scholarship program has helped almost 13,000 high school graduates afford college since 2005. State Senator Nicole Poore, D-New Castle said the bill she is sponsoring (SB 12) would…

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