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Bill to bypass Constitution, create vote-by-mail system passes committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to bypass the need to amend Delaware’s Constitution and cement no-excuse absentee ballots in future elections was released from a House Committee Wednesday despite objections from Republicans.  Senate Bill 320, sponsored by Sen. Kyle Evans Gay, D-Ardens, has already passed in the Senate.  If passed, the bill creates an opt-in vote-by-mail system wherein voters will have to request …

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General Assembly mulls proposal to create Grant-In-Aid committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill released from the House Administration Committee Wednesday would create a committee to review grants for nonprofit organizations and make recommendations to the Joint Finance Committee. Grant-In-Aid is an annual appropriation made by the General Assembly to support the activities of non-profit organizations in the state. The funds are intended to provide supplemental resources to service agencies. Applications for …

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Bill would remove earnings cap on police, firefighter disability pay

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

A bipartisan bill released from committee today would allow disabled officers and firefighters to earn more money without being penalized. Photo/Getty Images. On Dec. 10, 2020, Milford Police Cpl. T.J. Webb was shot six times while attempting to arrest a fugitive near Rehoboth Beach.  The man who shot Webb was killed by police during the incident, but it was only …