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Minimum wage bill passes first House committee hearing

  After a three-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon,  a bill to raise Delaware's minimum wage to $15 passed its first House committee hearing. Supporters sharpened, but repeated, their arguments: The bill will recognize the dignity of the essential workers who served Delaware...

DART to hold spring Stuff the Bus food drive starting April 26

Stuff the Bus started as a holiday tradition, but has expanded to spring to help with COVID-19-related demand

Culture, health, recreation at heart of Whitehall’s bid to be new American neighborhood

Calls about the property have risen 30% just from those in other urban areas wanting a new place to call home.

Bill to hike income tax for those earning more than $125,000 fails

Bottom line: Even though Kowalko got schooled by Geisenberger, the bill nearly passed

Delaware called most tax-friendly state for retirees

Kiplinger’s weighed taxes on income (it varies), sales (zero) and property (it varies). A bonus round considered estate or inheritance (another zero).

Updated bill to legalize marijuana sales heads toward General Assembly

Among changes: micro licenses to keep out Big Marijuana, social equity licenses and preventing sales of medical, recreational pot at one site.

Carney’s budget: raises for state employees; body cameras; $50 million for clean water

This budget allowed Carney to restore things like a focus on clean water that he had to drop last year when COVID clobbered revenues.

Bipartisan bill would waive state tax on 2020 unemployment benefits

Bill sponsors say exempting unemployment payments could save those workers a total of $21 million.

Delaware’s Frozen Farmer to be featured ‘Shark Tank’ update

Katey Evans' Bridgeville ice cream company is set to appear on a Dec. 11 'pandemic update' version of ABC's popular 'Shark Tank'

State budget surprise: Delaware on track to have $149 million surplus

  Despite fears that COVID would decimate state revenues, leading to higher taxes and fees, Delaware is on track to have a $149 million surplus for the fiscal year 2022.   That number could change between now and June, when the Delaware...
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Minimum wage bill passes first House committee hearing

  After a three-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon,  a bill to raise Delaware's minimum wage to $15 passed its first House committee hearing. Supporters sharpened, but repeated,...
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