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Republican bills would cut taxes in wake of state’s revenue windfall

Betsy PriceEconomy, Government & Politics, Headlines

5 Republican bills in the House would reduce income, business taxes because of Delaware’s strong revenues   Delaware House Republicans have filed five bills that will cut taxes, saying the state should share its unexpected financial fortune with residents and businesses. Among other things, the bills would  cut the state personal income tax by 10%, cut corporate income tax by …

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Bill to ban gun magazines of more than 17 rounds passes House committee

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines, Police & Fire

  A bill that would ban gun magazines of more than 17 rounds passed the Delaware House Judiciary Committee Tuesday afternoon. A companion bill, which would require a permit and gun training before being allowed to buy a gun, will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee May 11 at noon. The Tuesday vote followed three-and-one-half hours of discussion. The …

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Minimum wage bill passes first House committee hearing

Betsy PriceBusiness, Economy, Government & Politics, Headlines

  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 during the COVID-19 pandemic; aid racial and gender justice because the majority of minimum wage earners are women and …