Del. Budget-Writers Boost Rates For Direct Service Professionals

Direct support professionals who serve Delawareans with intellectual and developmental disabilities would be paid more starting in the new fiscal year.The Joint Finance Committee has voted to increase state funding by $16.5-million, which would result in the federal government providing an additional $27.5-million in matching funds. The appropriation in the operating budget would allow the…

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2nd Del. Recreational Cannabis Bill Stalls In House


Legislation to set up the regulatory and operations framework for legalized sales of marijuana in Delaware failed to pass in the House of Representatives. It is the second of two bills that are designed to clear the way for legalized recreational use of marijuana by adults.The measure (House Bill 372) requires a three-fifths vote of…

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Del. State Senate Advances Marijuana Legalization Bill

The Delaware State Senate has passed legislation that removes any penalties for adults who possess small amounts of marijuana, giving the bill final legislative approval and sending it to Governor John Carney for his consideration. The vote on House Bill 371 came one week after approval from the House of Representatives. It would take away…

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