Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights Unveiled in Delaware

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In preparation for the June 30th end to a pandemic-era pause on student loan repayment, Senator Sarah McBride and Representative Sophie Phillips introduced consumer protection legislation this week. Senate Bill 132 would establish a Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights. The bill would create a series of protections for those who enter into financial aid…

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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)
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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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Del. Equal Rights Amendment Could Expand

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Delaware’s Equal Rights Amendment could be further amended to ensure that the rights of Delawareans are equally protected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Thursday, state lawmakers and advocates gathered at Legislative Hall to unveil a proposal (HB 199) to add protections to the Delaware Constitution’s equal rights clause. Delaware would become the…

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151st Del. General Assembly Begins

Senator Sarah McBride took the oath of office Tuesday in Claymont, photo courtesy of Sarah McBride Twitter feed
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The 151st Delaware General Assembly is underway. New and re-elected lawmakers were sworn in virtually Tuesday. History was made in the State Senate. Sarah McBride (D- Wilmington) became the first openly transgender state Senator in the nation. “Every one of us is proud of our identities and the historic advancements our being sworn in today…

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