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Who’s running in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election?

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Tuesday’s primary election saw the lowest voter turnout in at least a decade with just 16.2% of the state’s registered voters participating. That’s despite numerous new initiatives designed to increase ballot access, including mail-in voting, early voting and same-day voter registration. It was a big night for women — especially women of color. Of Tuesday’s 15 statewide and legislative races, …

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Who’s running, updated: Delaware’s Sept. 13 primary

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

With Delaware’s primary election just days away and early voting underway, time is running out to answer any questions you might still have. If you’re unsure who’s running in your district — or even what district you’re in — you’ve come to the right place. To find your polling location, click here. Scroll down for a list of candidates by …

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Who’s running? Full list of candidates in Delaware

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

This report has been updated. Click here for the newest information. With just days to go before the first votes are cast in Delaware’s 2022 primary elections, every seat has at least one person running. Some have numerous candidates. The 151st General Assembly comes to an end in November, meaning all 21 Senate seats and 41 House seats will be …

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State auditor sued by former employee, political opponent

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness is being sued by a former employee and political opponent who alleges she was wrongfully terminated. The lawsuit was filed on the same day McGuiness was set to face trial on a slew of corruption charges in Wilmington. Her trial was ultimately relocated to Kent County where it will begin Tuesday.  Kathleen Davies, a career auditor …

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Six months from election, most candidates have yet to file

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

With just six months to go before the first votes are cast in the 2022 General Assembly elections, most incumbent state representatives and senators have yet to file for re-election. The current legislative session comes to an end in November, meaning all 21 Senate seats and 41 House seats will be up for grabs. Candidates must file by July 12 …

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Senate passes tax relief for retired military, first responders

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The State Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills to provide tax relief for retired service members and first responders living in Delaware. If made law, Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 188 will exclude up to $12,500 worth of military pension income from state tax calculations for all retired service members, regardless of age, starting in 2023.  “Our nation’s …

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Democrats to run former councilman Bud Freel in special election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Democratic Party has selected former Wilmington City Councilman and transportation department spokesman Bud Freel to serve as the Democratic nominee in the upcoming special election to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Gerald Brady. The Delaware Republican Party has not yet announced a nominee. The election is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022.  The 4th District includes the Highlands …

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After emotional debate, bill defining bail for Class A felonies heads to Carney

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels. Alleged offenders of certain violent crimes could soon face mandatory minimum bail requirements under a bill passed by the House of Representatives Thursday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 7 is aimed at reducing violent crime in two of Delaware’s largest and most dangerous cities, Wilmington and Dover, by eliminating the ability of judges …

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151st General Assembly opens an era of virtual gatherings

Ken Mammarella Featured, Government & Politics, Headlines

Democrat McBride cites ‘inequities in our justice system, a climate crisis at our shores and a crisis of trust.’ Republican Pettyjohn seeks ‘common ground.’