Reform Bills in Delaware Seek to Increase Accountability for Conduct, Spending

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House and Senate Republicans are sponsoring three measures requiring lawmakers to be more accountable for their conduct and spending decisions. • House Bill 261 seeks to establish the Office of Legislative Ethics for the General Assembly to ensure that valid allegations of wrongdoing by state legislators are thoroughly investigated. State Representative Mike Smith says his…

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Del. Rebate Program Advances In General Assembly

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A program to make direct one-time payments to Delawareans of $300 is halfway through being approved by the General Assembly.The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program (HB 360) was overwhelmingly approved in the House of Representatives Thursday. It was introduced just a few days earlier, with the goal of helping hundreds of thousands of people meet…

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Del. Job-Bound High School Grads May Get Tuition Assistance

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Delawareans who have obtained a high school diploma or GED who enrolled in an approved, non-degree credit certificate program could qualify for tuition assistance. Governor John Carney Thursday signed legislation to establish the FAST program -Focus on Alternative Skills Training.Senate Substitute 1 to Senate Bill 65 extends eligibility to 24 months after someone graduates from…

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Opponents Of Gun Bills Criticize Process

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Two gun-related bills have passed in the Delaware State Senate, but opponents and critics Thursday continued to question their constitutionality. They have also spoken out about the process that led to their passage. One bill would a permit and training to purchase a handgun. The other would outlaw sale of large-capacity magazines capable of holding…

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‘Digital Transparency’ Addressed In Del. Bill

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As the Delaware General Assembly continues to meet virtually, two lawmakers are introducing legislation that would require audio and video archives of Senate and House sessions and committee meetings, as well as live streaming. Republican Representatives Bryan Shupe of Milford and Mike Smith of Pike Creek are reviving a House Concurrent Resolution that was introduced…

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GOP Lawmakers React To Carney Budget

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“The devil is in the details.” State Senate Minority Whip Brian Pettyjohn, R- Georgetown, summarized the work ahead for lawmakers as the Joint Finance Committee prepares to examine Governor John Carney’s $4.7-billion dollar budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Pettyjohn said he was glad to see that Carney would continue with…

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Georgetown Rally Shows Support For Law Enforcement

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Stars and stripes in black, blue and white fly at the Circle in Georgetown for a rally in support of Delaware law enforcement. Several local police chiefs and law enforcement officers were also on hand to acknowledge the show of support Monday evening, which comes after weeks of protests that focused upon alleged racially-driven police…

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Bridgeville Residents Invited to Town Hall Meeting Tonight

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Bridgeville residents are invited to a Town Hall Meeting tonight beginning at 6pm at Woodbridge Middle School.  Woodbridge School District Superintendent, Heath Chasanov will have a district overview and discuss the status of the budget, Town officials will also update residents on issues and State Senator Brian Pettyjohn and Representative Jesse Vanderwende will discuss pending…

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