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House ethics committee to meet Friday; will it include Brady hearing?

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The House Ethics Committee will meet Friday. Photo by Brian K. Leonard. September 2021   An ethics complaint against a Wilmington state representative likely will be the topic of discussion at a House Ethics Committee meeting Friday, and a watchdog group says the secretive government meeting should be public.  Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington, was discovered in July to have sent …

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House, Senate send largest bond bill ever to Carney for signature

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate says the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of Tuesday’s session. Delaware residents will soon see the effects of a $1.35 billion spending package was passed Tuesday by both houses of the General Assembly. Gov. John Carney is expected to sign it and a $63 million Grants-in-Aid bill Wednesday at 1 p.m. in his office, after it …

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DSU’s Inspire scholarship helps daughter of firefighter killed in Canby Park blaze

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Ardavia Lee is one of the Inspire Scholarship recipients.     A bill on its way to Gov. John Carney will extend an scholarship program for qualified in-state students at Delaware State University by doubling what it now pays to cover tuition for a year. One of the scholars it will help is the daughter of a Wilmington firefighter killed …

Minimum wage hike bill heads to Carney for signature

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday passed the minimum wage bill.   A bill that will raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 by Jan. 1, 2025, passed the House of Representatives Thursday, and its next stop will be Gov. John Carney’s desk. A last-minute flurry of amendments to Senate Bill 15 that would have allowed some groups to pay less …