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Delaware GOP leaders: Party needs change to win

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Republicans did not fare well in Delaware’s Nov. 8 election. Democrats widened their majority in the state Senate, maintained the balance of power in the House, and won every election for statewide elected offices. In the wake of the Republican wallop, some party leaders are hoping the party will begin to move in a more productive direction — one that …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 29, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage Private schools go into overdrive with open houses Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers State seeks input on plan for Cooch’s Bridge site Food & Drink Dogfish, Dewey Beer, Fifer Orchards team up on autumn …

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Meet the candidates for Delaware state auditor

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

In the race for state auditor, Delawareans have two choices: Democrat Lydia York, a career accountant and attorney, and Republican Janice Lorrah, an attorney who rose to prominence by suing Delaware’s governor over his COVID-era school mask mandate. Both say they’re running to restore integrity to the Office of the Auditor — a position that traditionally doesn’t get much attention, …

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McGuiness pushes back after DE Dems endorse primary opponent

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

In a rare move, the Delaware Democratic Party has endorsed a primary challenger over a sitting statewide-elected Democrat. The state party’s 25-member executive committee unanimously voted last week to endorse Lydia York, a candidate for auditor of accounts, over incumbent Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness on July 1 was found guilty of three misdemeanor charges, including official misconduct, structuring, and conflict …

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Mail-in, same-day registry election bills go to Senate floor

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Election bills that would allow mail-in voting and  registering at the polls both passed out of committee to the Senate floor Wednesday. Both would take effect as soon as the governor signs them, meaning they would be in effect for the 2022 primaries and general election. The two bills, House Substitute for 1 for House Bill 25 on same-day …

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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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Judge denies motion to stop school mask mandate after case becomes moot

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Chancery Court judge denied a Hockessin mom’s motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the governor’s statewide school mask mandate after the governor announced the mandate would be lifted Tuesday. Vice Chancellor Paul Fioravanti late Monday said he could not find sufficient evidence that leaving the mandate in effect until 6 p.m. on Tuesday would cause the plaintiff irreparable …

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Carney lifts school mask mandate while trial to end it is underway

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

LEFT: JANICE LORRAH. RIGHT: GOV. JOHN CARNEY A Hockessin mother suing to stop the state’s school mask mandate got most of what she wanted in the middle of trial Monday when the governor’s attorney informed the court that the mandate would be lifted on March 1 at 6 p.m.  Janice Lorrah appeared in the Delaware Court of Chancery at the …

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Hockessin mom sues to end Carney’s school mask mandate

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

JANICE LORRAH A Hockessin mother has filed a lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging Gov. John Carney’s extension of the state’s school mask mandate. The universal indoor mask mandate for the general public expired on Feb. 11 following a sharp decrease in cases since the height of the COVID-19 omicron variant surge. Although that mandate was lifted, Carney …