State greenhouse to sell poinsettias starting Monday

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The annual poinsettia sale at the state greenhouse in New Castle County will include some specialty colors, including hot pink and cinnamon.   The greenhouse on the Department of Health and Human Services’ New Castle County campus will start selling a variety of poinsettias Monday, Nov. 29. They will be available in red, white, pink and multiple specialty colors, including …

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Business group to keep pounding Del. courts with Thanksgiving ad

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

      Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, which has spent millions hammering Delaware’s courts, is launching another $500,000 advertising campaign criticizing the way judges jump to senior jobs at corporate law firms. A new TV ad, “Revolving Door,” specifically criticizes former Chancery Court Chancellor Andre Bouchard, Vice Chancellor Stephen Lamb and former Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine Jr. …

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Some infrastructure cash to be spent on ‘capping’ 95 in Wilmington

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State and federal officials gathered near the I-95 rehabilitation project in Wilmington Tuesday to discuss the impact the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will have on the first state.  Delaware will receive $1.6 billion in funds from the federal infrastructure package. DelDOT Secretary Nicole Majeski said it will be used to ensure that “our roads and bridges are safe and well …

Pastors to sue Gov. Carney over future emergency worship restrictions

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Pastor Alan Hines of Townsend Church and Pastor David Landow of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wilmington will announce a lawsuit against Gov. John Carney on Dec. 1 aimed at barring future emergency orders on churches. Photo by Shelagh Murphy on Pexels. Two pastors on Dec. 1 will announce a lawsuit against Gov. John Carney relating to his pandemic-era restrictions on …

Judge issues gag order over McGuiness case

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Prosecution and defense attorneys will no longer be able to comment publicly on the McGuiness case. Those involved in State Auditor Kathy McGuiness’s criminal proceedings will no longer be able to comment publicly on the case after Superior Court Judge William Carpenter issued a gag order on Nov. 4.  The order prevents both defense and prosecution from making extrajudicial statements …

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Paid medical leave won’t place onerous burden on business, sponsor says

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Sen. Sarah McBride, center, leads a panel discussing the benefits of a proposed medical leave act. A bill to give Delaware workers up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave has earned the support of some lawmakers, business owners, medical professionals and nonprofit advocates.  But some business leaders fear a state-run paid leave program would be overly burdensome …

Kent County approves $5 million in grants for small businesses, hotels

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The program includes $3 million in grants for small businesses and $2 million for hotels and event venues. Kent County Levy Court has approved a $5 million grant program for small businesses and hospitality companies affected by the pandemic.  The measure, which passed unanimously during a Nov. 9 meeting, is Kent County’s first use of the $35.5 million it received …

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Low-digit surf fishing tag auction starts Nov. 22

Charlie Megginson Culture, Government, Headlines

Photo courtesy of DNREC. Low-digit surf fishing tags will be available for sale to the highest bidders beginning Monday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags including tags 26, 54, 132, 211, 301, 454 and on nine “choice” categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. The highest …

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State to invest $2 million in farmers, local food supply chain

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Agriculture. Delaware will spend $2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to establish a seed fund aimed at stabilizing and strengthening small and mid-sized farmers and local food supply chain operations. The First State Integrated Food System Program, announced Thursday by Gov. John Carney, will be paid for using funds the state received from …

Roundtable to focus on proposed paid family, medical leave bill

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Sen. Sarah McBride will hold the first in a series of roundtable conversations Thursday focused on 12-week paid family and medical leave and the effect it would have on Delawareans. The Nov. 17 event at the Trolley Square Brew HaHa! will address Senate Bill 1, also known as the Healthy Delaware Families Act. The event will begin at 4:30 …