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School board elections open to voters Tuesday

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  After weeks of candidates campaigning, Delaware’s 38 school board candidates face the voters Tuesday, May 10. Polls open on May 10 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. While school board elections typically draw only 10% of the available voters, many Delaware organizations are hoping for a higher turnout this year. Jane Brady, chairwoman of the Delaware State …

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Auditor McGuiness files for re-election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Auditor of Accounts Kathleen McGuiness Embattled State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness has filed for re-election. First elected in 2018, Delaware’s first female auditor of accounts was indicted in Oct. 2021 on a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges. McGuiness is the first statewide-elected official in Delaware history to be indicted while in office. The charges allege McGuiness broke the law by …

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Conservatives marshal forces as school board elections near

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Republicans are going all in this year to support their candidates for school board elections that take place in three weeks.  The Delaware State Republican Party is sponsoring a “Super Saturday Day of Action” Saturday to encourage volunteers to meet candidates and help them campaign The right-wing Patriots of Delaware this week sent out an email saying “it’s time to …

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GOP backs lawsuit challenging early voting

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Left to right: Michael Mennella, M. Jane Brady, Noel Johnson The chair of the Republican Party of Delaware has filed a lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging the constitutionality of early voting and permanent absentee voting laws in Delaware. Jane Brady, who is a lawyer and former attorney general of Delaware, filed the suit on behalf of Michael …

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Delaware GOP chair to announce ‘election integrity’ lawsuit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

M. Jane Brady, chair of the Republican Party of Delaware, will announce a lawsuit relating to election integrity Thursday morning in Newark. Brady’s law firm — the Brady Legal Group — along with their client, Michael Mennella, will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. to announce the litigation. This suit is being filed in conjunction with the Public Interest …

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Move to create Delaware inspector general post gains momentum

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Those who support creating a state office of inspector general say it will help weed out fraud, abuse and mismanagement. As calls mount for the creation of a statewide inspector general’s office in Delaware, one Newark lawmaker is drafting legislation to do just that.  Rep. John Kowalko, a Democrat, will introduce legislation in early 2022 to set the framework for …

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State GOP predicts ‘red wave’ in 2022, plans to kick off campaign Monday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

With just over a year until the next big election, the Delaware Republican Party has announced a campaign season kickoff with action items for every day until Nov. 8, 2022. The free rally will be held on Monday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nobles Pond, located at 13 Nobles Pond Crossing in Dover. The event will feature free …

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Dems, others call for McGuiness to resign or take leave of absence

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness   Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives won’t pursue the impeachment of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness or encourage her to step down in the wake of her criminal indictment. That hasn’t stopped mounting calls for her resignation from fellow elected officials, community members and party leaders. McGuiness was indicted Monday on a slew of felony …

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State GOP to host inaugural Constitution Day Friday in Dover

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware State Republican Party will hold an inaugural Constitution Day Friday. Photo by Brian K. Leonard   The Delaware State Republican Party will host its inaugural Constitution Day celebration Friday, Sept. 17, in Dover. Constitution Day is a federal observance day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.  Delaware Republican Party chairwoman …

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So few kids took assessment tests last year, scores can’t be compared

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Education says student achievement scores can’t be compared to previous years. Photo by Jessica Lewis/Pexels   The Delaware Department of Education on Tuesday released the results of the 2020-21 school year and said so few kids took the tests that the statistics can’t be compared year to year. For example, only 60% of students took the …