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Dem. bill would guarantee health insurance for undocumented children

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Left: Rep. Krista Griffith, D-Fairfax. Right: Sen. Sarah McBride, D-Wilmington North. Democratic lawmakers plan to file a bill in the General Assembly Friday that would guarantee health insurance for all Delaware children who are not otherwise covered, including undocumented immigrant children. House Bill 317, sponsored by Rep. Krista Griffith, D-Fairfax, and Sen. Sarah McBride, D-Wilmington North, would direct the Department …

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Dem. leadership stops short of inviting public to in-person hearings

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

House and Senate committee hearings will be held in “hybrid format” in 2022. When the General Assembly reconvenes in January, it will begin to hold all of its committee hearings in a hybrid fashion, with legislators attending in-person and members of the public having the opportunity to watch and provide comments online.  But in a press release announcing the move, …

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General Assembly passes redistricting bill; new district lines take effect next election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Legislative Hall by Brian K. Leonard. September 2021. When Delawareans vote for their state representatives and senators a year from now, they could find out that they live in a new legislative district.  That’s because during a special session of the General Assembly on Monday, both chambers approved Senate Bill 199, which redraws those district boundaries. The bill passed …

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The General Assembly will meet Monday to pass a redistricting bill. Here’s what to expect.

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  The General Assembly will convene Monday, Nov. 1 to consider redistricting legislation that will define Delaware’s House and Senate districts for the next decade.  Both the House and Senate have released their final proposed maps ahead of the special session.  What is redistricting? Every 10 years, states must redraw their legislative districts based on the most recent federal Census …

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Proposed voting maps draw ire of voters, advocacy groups, GOP

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Expedited redistricting process draws ire of open-government groups, concerned citizens House Democratic leaders have held the second and final public hearing on proposed redistricting maps. Now, the clock is ticking toward the General Assembly’s self-imposed Nov. 8 deadline to finalize the maps that will define Delaware’s House and Senate districts for the next decade. Despite the majority caucuses’ efforts to …

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Dems retaliate for Republican no votes by adjourning before GOP bills hit House floor

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  After Republican members of Delaware’s House of Representatives voted Thursday against a bill that would allow people to vote absentee for any reason, the Democratic leadership responded by ending the session before three Republican bills came to the House floor. “Those bills were not considered because of and in retribution for the Republican vote against House Bill 75,” said …