Del. Offers Tuition Waiver Program For Foster Students

Gov. John Carney signed a tuition waiver program that helps foster children Thursday (photo courtesy of Gov. John Carney's office)
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Young people who age out of foster care may qualify for a tuition waiver at Delaware public universities and colleges. Governor John Carney signed legislation Thursday (House Bill 123) to create the program, which also waives room and board costs for students in foster care who pursue higher education at the University of Delaware, Delaware…

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Del. Bills Address Police Use Of Force, Disciplinary Records

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With five weeks to go in Delaware’s legislative session, several police accountability-related bills have been introduced for consideration in the Delaware General Assembly. The measures were introduced on the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd as a former Minneapolis Police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee over his neck. The…

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2 Del. Bills Touted As Gun Safety

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Two bills were introduced in the Delaware State Senate Thursday that the sponsors said would “promote responsible gun ownership” and “reduce the firepower capability of deadly weapons.” Senate Bill 3 would require a permit and firearms training before the purchase of a handgun. Senate Bill 6 would outlaw large capacity magazines capable of holding more…

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Legislative Caucuses Vote On Leaderships

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The Delaware State Senate Democratic Caucus, which will have two new members for the 151st General Assembly, votes in a new leadership team. Senator David Sokola of Newark will serve as Senate President Pro Tem. Senator Bryan Townsend of Newark becomes Senate Majority Leader, and Senator Elizabeth Lockman of Wilmington is the new Majority Whip.…

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