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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

Bill to decriminalize marijuana, set up legal sales heads out of first committee

Opponents said the bill needed more work in many areas and would kill the medical marijuana business.

Carney leery of reopening as COVID cases rise slightly; lots more J&J vaccine on way

The state opens vaccine registry to those 50-plus and official says it's most efficient way to get vaccine

Bill to kill youth, training wage plows right through committee to House floor

The full House will debate and vote on a bill that would abolish lower pay for youth and for training workers.

Bottoms up! Bill to allow takeout alcohol sales into 2022 awaits Carney’s signature

Allowing the sales, and outdoor tables to stay, are ways of helping restaurants rebuild from COVID shutdowns, restrictions

New COVID cases numbers flatten, deaths decrease as vaccine sprint continues

      Delaware's number of new COVID-19 cases flattened out in recent weeks and the number of deaths has decreased, but the number of hospitalizations rose, the state said Friday. Gov. John Carney also announced Friday he has extended his emergency order...

Bill to strip state of ability to force vaccinations, quarantines, isolations killed in committee

The state's right to enforce public health is based on 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case considered a legal landmark

Review recommends shrinking powerful state Health Resources Board, making it advisory only

Opponents of keeping the Resources Board say it prevents real competition in the market and keeps prices high.

$15 minimum wage bill easily passes Senate, 14-7

Sen. Marie Pinkney said many of the people who worked on the bill wanted to to go much further.

Will minimum wage hike to $15 help banish poverty or destroy business?

    It was a tale of two minimum wage hikes Wednesday during a hearing on a bill that would raise Delaware's to $15 an hour by 2025. Those in favor of the bill said raising it from $9.25 an hour would...
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Help biodiversity by picking up native plant each time you go to nursery

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