SB 177 would remove the restriction of 5 commissioners of the same party on the Wilmington Housing Authority's board of commissioners.

Bill could stack Dems on Wilmington Housing Authority board

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Government

A bill that could sway the political power of the Wilmington Housing Authority is moving on after little discussion in the Senate Housing and Land Use Committee Tuesday.  Senate Bill 177, sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman, D-Wilmington and committee chair, deals with the partisanship of the nine commissioners of the Wilmington Housing Authority.  If passed, more than five commissioners …

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Delaware Sportsmen take aim at handgun permitting bill

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association took to social media Monday to condemn a bill that would create a  permitting process for getting a handgun. “We knew it would be coming back and it’s finally here,” the Facebook post said. “In the wake of the violent criminal actions of the last few weeks in Delaware, our single partly overlords have decided …

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Bill would eliminate double-registration for town, city elections

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

If passed, Delawareans living in 45 out of the state’s 57 municipalities would no longer have to register with the town in order to vote in its elections. Photo/Getty Images. When Maryann Pielmeier went to vote in favor of a referendum to build a new police station in Milford, she was turned away at the polling place and told that …

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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 …