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Bill to study, encourage early childhood workforce heads to House floor

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

    A bill requiring the state to conduct an annual workforce study of early childhood professionals and help the pool of workers earn more unanimously passed the House Education Committee.  House Bill 377, sponsored by Sherae’a Moore, D-Middletown, would have the Department of Education do the annual study, with the first due by Nov. 15, 2022, along with a …

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FMC, Sears honored at annual state chamber dinner

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce held its 185th annual dinner Monday at the Chase Center. Photo by Kelly Basile.   FMC Corp. scientists test 60,000 new compounds a year in their search for better ways to help crops beat disease and pests to produce more per acre. That breaks down to seven compounds tested per hour for every hour …

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Paid leave passes in Senate, heads to House

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Paid family and medical leave in Delaware moved one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday after the Senate passed a bill to create the program along party lines. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Sarah McBride, D-Wilmington North, will now advance to the House of Representatives. The Healthy Delaware Families Act would create a statewide insurance program to provide up …

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Faithful Friends breaks ground on 18,000-square-foot facility

Betsy Price Headlines

Faithful Friends plans to move from its old shelter to its new in 2022.     Faithful Friends Animal Society used this week’s groundbreaking of its new 18,000-square-foot no-kill shelter to launch the community fundraising phase of its $10 million capital campaign. The new shelter will be named the Sharon Struthers Animal Adoption and Community Resource Center after a long-time …

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Coalition of business, education groups to study child care needs

Charles Megginson Business, Education, Government, Headlines

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Rodel and the Delaware Department will study child care needs. Photo by cottonbro/Pexels   A coalition of business and education groups have combined forces to better understand and communicate the economic importance of the child care sector in Delaware. The public-private partnership is comprised of the Federal Reserve Bank of …