Delaware Child Safety Seat Legislation Passes House

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Delaware legislation pertaining to child safety seats that was introduced on April 19th has passed the State House. Senate Bill 68 revises the safety seat requirements which currently requires an “appropriate” car seat or booster. This Act removes the existing fine for the first offense and requests law enforcement to provide a referral to the…

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Legislation to Extend Time for Temporary Tags Passes State House

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Legislation that will increase the length of time for a valid temporary tag has been passed in the State House. House Amendment 1 to HB 111 would increase the length of time from 60 days to 90 days – or until the issuance of a permanent registration. The measure also keeps a temporary registration plate…

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Delawareans Can Take Part in House Committee Meetings and Sessions in Dover

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Delaware’s General Assembly is back in session – and all committee meetings and sessions are broadcast live on the legislative website. The State House Democratic Caucus is also outlining its public participation process to ensure that all residents’ voices are heard on issues that affect Delaware. Residents have the option to attend committee meetings live…

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Former DE Governor Pete DuPont Dies at 86

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Former Delaware Governor Pete DuPont has died after battling a long illness according to his former chief of staff, Bob Perkins – DuPont was 86. DuPont, a Republican, started his political career in 1969 as a Representative in the Delaware House and then just a year later he went to Washington as Delaware’s lone Congressman.…

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Maryland Lawmakers Consider 15 Dollar Minimum Wage

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In the midst of the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers at Maryland’s State House in Annapolis are considering raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour. A bill introduced into the House would incrementally raise the minimum wage starting this summer where it would increase to 11 dollars in July, from the current 10.10 dollars…

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Unofficial Delaware Election Results

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Results in Delaware began coming in quickly Tuesday night – but when all was said and done – not much changed. The divide in the Delaware State Senate grew wider – with Democrat Laura Sturgeon picking up the District 4 seat formerly held by Republican and Senate Minority Whip, Greg Lavelle. Democrats also retained the…

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And the Candidates in Delaware Are….

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The filing deadline for candidates in Delaware was noon Tuesday and there has been a flurry of filings since Friday.  The Sussex County Council has seen 6 candidates file for 2 open seats now that George Cole has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of his term and Rob Arlett is…

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DE’s FY 2019 Budget Approved and Signed

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No race for the midnight deadline this year in approving and signing the FY 2019 Delaware Budget.  Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 235 on Thursday after it received final passage in the State House.  The measure is a balanced $4.2-billion plan that makes investment in Delaware’s economy, workforce and public schools.  It also appropriates…

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Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Falls Short in DE House Vote

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A vote to legalize recreational marijuana in Delaware came up short 4 votes in the State House.  Needing a three-fifths majority – 25 votes, House Bill 110 received 21 votes of 41.  The measure needed a super-majority because it would have created new fees and a new tax.  Proponents claimed the majority of the public…

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Maryland Primary Results

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Maryland voters have been casting ballots in the state primary election since last week. Early voting saw more people going to the polls before the primary for one reason or another, but still only comprised a little over 6% of eligible voters. Results were late coming in Tuesday night after the Baltimore City Circuit Court…

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Several Sussex GOP House Members to Announce Re-election Bids

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Several members of the Sussex GOP will announce their re-election bids on Monday.  Representatives Danny Short of Seaford, Tim Dukes of Laurel, Ron Gray of Selbyville and Steve Smyk of Milton will announce their intentions at the Old Court House in Georgetown at noon.  

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Bump Stock Bill Vote Expected Today in DE House

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Delaware House lawmakers are expected to take what may be the final vote today on a bill banning bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.   Thursday’s scheduled vote comes after the Senate amended the bill last week to lower the penalty for a first offense of possessing…

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Parental Leave Measure Passes in DE State House

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Legislation that seeks to grant state and public school employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave has been passed in the State House with a 27 to 13 vote. House Bill 3 could be used by both parents upon the birth of a child or the adoption of a child, 6 years of age or…

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David Anderson Kicks Off Campaign for 31st District House Seat

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David Anderson has kicked off his campaign for the 31st District House seat currently held by Sean Lynn.  Anderson, who is a Republican, is a Dover City Councilman and a decorated Operation Enduring Freedom war veteran.  Anderson will face a primary election with Jean Dowding in September.    

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Delaware Looking to Change Senior School Tax Credit

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A measure is before the Delaware State House that would amend the senior school tax credit.   House Bill 99 would require any resident age of 65 or older from claiming a tax credit against school taxes until they have been a resident of Delaware for at least 10 years – rather than the current 3-years. …

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