Two Family Court Judges Confirmed by DE State Senate

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The Delaware State Senate met in special session this afternoon to consider judicial nominations made by Governor John Carney. The Senate voted to confirm the reappointment of Judge Peter B. Jones to serve on the Family Court in Sussex County and Commissioner Emily A. Farley to serve as a Commissioner for the Family Court in…

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Questions Arise About Public Comment Ahead Of Md. Special Session On Redistricting

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Marylanders have the opportunity to testify during a General Assembly special session next week, but one group says the process of submitting comment is not very inviting. Governor Larry Hogan Thursday encouraged support for the fair maps he has transmitted to the Maryland General Assembly on behalf of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. “Gerrymandering has rightly been…

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Del. Senate Goes Back To Session Tue. – Here’s Why

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The Delaware State Senate is set to reconvene next Tuesday to consider a House Concurrent Resolution (HCR42). The House voted along party lines Monday to pass the measure, which seeks State Supreme Court guidance in cases where elected officials face indictments. The Senate had passed a similar resolution (SCR63), but by the time the House…

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Del. Redistricting Heads Down The Home Stretch

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The complicated task of redrawing legislative districts every ten years following the U.S. Census is nearing its close in Delaware. The State Senate and the State House are meeting today (Monday) in a special session devoted to redistricting. The Senate is scheduled to go into session at noon, and the House would follow at 2:00…

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Del. House Releases Legislative District Maps, With A Few Changes

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Final maps of 41 Delaware House of Representative districts have been released, days before the General Assembly meets in a special redistricting session to vote on House and Senate district maps in one combined bill. The maps can be viewed at : https://legis.delaware.gov/Redistricting/2022FinalHouseDistricts. The special session will take place Monday at Legislative Hall in Dover. If…

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Del. House District Maps Released

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New proposed maps for Delaware’s 41 State House districts have been released. The maps are redrawn every ten years following the Census. House leaders said Wednesday that numerous requirements were followed to get to this point: each district should be relatively similar in population and be contiguous while observing natural or political boundaries. The House…

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Update: Del. State Senate Confirms 9 Nominations From Gov. Carney

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Update: The State Senate confirmed nine of Governor John Carney’s nominees to judgeships, boards and commissions Wednesday afternoon. Carney said he appreciates the Senate’s careful consideration, and is confident each nominee has the good judgement and experience necessary to serve. Theresa Hayes will serve as a Judge on Family Court in Sussex County. Kristine Kellenbenz…

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Del. Special Sessions Planned To Deal With Redistricting

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The Delaware General Assembly will hold several special session days in the fall to deal with redistricting, which happens every ten years after the U.S. Census. House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D- Rehoboth Beach and Senate President Pro Tempore David Sokola, D- Newark said Thursday that reports indicate Delaware might not receive its 2020 census data…

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Worcester Co. Examines Pandemic Impact On Public Safety

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The Worcester County Commissioners have scheduled a special session this afternoon (Wednesday) to learn from some first responders who have served on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of fire and ambulance companies will explain how the pandemic has impacted their service. The special session takes place today at 4:00 p.m. at the…

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UPDATED: All Judicial Nominations Approved in DE State Senate Special Session

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UPDATED – 6:15pm – All nominees for judicial seats were approved in special session by the Delaware State Senate this afternoon. JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS APPOINT: The Honorable Bradley Manning SUSSEX COUNTY RESIDENT JUDGE FOR THE SUPERIOR COURT APPOINT: The Honorable Richard Stokes JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT APPOINT: Craig Karsnitz VICE…

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