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Child care bonuses set at $1,000; registry to open soon

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Department of Education is finalizing a registry that will allow child care workers in Delaware to apply for the direct financial relief they were promised six months ago. They may not get as much as initially expected. By estimating the number of providers who would qualify for assistance, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Education in Nov. …

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Child care workers still waiting for promised $1,500 state bonuses

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Three months after Delaware’s child care workers were promised direct financial relief in the form of $1,500 individual payments, they haven’t received a cent. Those workers may not receive any money until as late as June because the state is constructing a new registry to track who’s working in child care centers throughout the state. That registry will also be …

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Delaware mask mandate to expire Friday, Feb. 11

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Gov. Carney’s universal indoor mask mandate will expire Friday, Feb. 11/Getty Images Delaware’s universal indoor mask mandate will expire at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11. Gov. John Carney on Monday revised the State of Emergency order citing the sharp decrease in cases since the height of the omicron variant surge. While masks will no longer be required inside many …

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Republicans give Carney’s $5 billion budget proposal a C+

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Left to right: Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker, R-Ocean View, Senate Minority Whip Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, House Minority Whip Tim Dukes, R-Laurel, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown. House and Senate Republicans are generally pleased with Gov. John Carney’s $5 billion proposed state budget but argue more should be done to return money to taxpayers given the state’s rosy economic outlook. …

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Gov’s budget proposal nears $5 billion; includes raises for all state employees

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney (D) on Thursday introduced his proposed FY 2023 operating budget/Stacey Hofmann Gov. John Carney’s $4.99 billion proposed budget for 2023 includes raises for all state employees, increased opportunity funding for schools in low-income areas, continued investment in clean water and economic development initiatives and funding for the construction of three new schools and two courthouses. What the …

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Wells among concerns at first clean water committee hearing

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A new committee focused on improving water quality in Delaware offered a glimpse into some of the projects it hopes to tackle during the first of three public meetings Tuesday. The Delaware Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee has a broad list of objectives, including improving flood resilience, repairing failing sewer pipes, improving drinking water quality, removing pollution from Delaware’s waterways …

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Pre-filed bills offer glimpse into legislature’s plans

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The General Assembly will meet in person for the first time on Thursday, Jan. 13. (Getty Images) A list of pre-filed House bills released Thursday offers a glimpse into some of the issues the General Assembly plans to tackle when it reconvenes next week. Proposals included on the list range from a measure to make gun ownership legal for medical …

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Some patients being transferred to nursing homes will be COVID-positive

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

On average, one out of every four Delawareans who tests for COVID-19 is testing positive, Gov. John Carney said during his weekly briefing Tuesday afternoon.  That is, in part, a result of increased testing in the state — although Carney also blamed the surge on holiday gatherings and the highly contagious omicron variant.  Approximately half of the state’s cases are …

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Carney to lift state of emergency on July 13

Betsy Price Government

(MilfordLive photo)   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order on July 13. He first signed the order on March 12, 2020, and today he also signed a modification that makes technical changes to the 29th emergency order. Ending the State of Emergency also will end mask and other COVID-19 related mandates such …