STATE AUDITOR KATHLEEN MCGUINESS (LEFT) AND HER ATTORNEY, STEVE WOOD, ENTER THE KENT COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN DOVER ON JUNE 24, 2022. (CHARLIE MEGGINSON/DELAWARE LIVE)

Calls mount for McGuiness to resign, be impeached

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Calls continued to mount Tuesday for Delaware’s auditor, who was convicted Friday of three misdemeanors, including official misconduct, to leave her office by resigning or being impeached. Kathleen McGuiness said after the trial that she planned to stay in the job and run for re-election this year. Gov. John Carney on Friday said McGuiness needs to resign, but that …

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Pro-business group, ACLU to rally to open police misconduct records

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware will rally in Dover to support bills that would create transparency of policy records. Photo by Brian K. Leonard.     A business group that promotes government transparency plans to hold a rally at Legislative Hall to advocate for the passage of a bill that would make police misconduct records open to the public. Citizens …

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Lawmakers, police seek middle ground on oversight boards

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A series of livestreamed roundtables will focus on the need for civilian review boards and more access to law enforcement records. Photo by Pixabay/Pexels. University of Delaware Police Chief Patrick Ogden doesn’t believe police agencies need civilian review boards overseeing their operations and personnel decisions. Ogden also serves as chairman of the Delaware Police Chief’s Council. “These issues are complicated,” …

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Legislative leaders spar over mask protests at school board meetings

Betsy Price Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware legislators issued dueling press statements about people opposing the school mask mandate. Photo by Vera Davidova/Unsplash   Democratic members of the Delaware Senate Education Committee lashed out Wednesday night, calling vocal protesters at school board meetings opposing the state mask mandate “immature and irresponsible.” “Our schools and our children’s education should not be held hostage by a vocal minority …