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Delaware House passes bill to make EpiPens more affordable

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware House unanimously passed a bill on Tuesday that would require Delaware insurance plans to cover epinephrine auto-injectors for everyone. Today in Delaware, epinephrine is only guaranteed to people 18 years or younger. If House Bill 54 passes the Senate, all Delawareans would be guaranteed at least one injector in the lowest tier of their insurance. The bill would …

HB 30 would expand the school property tax credit for all veterans considered 100% disabled. (iStock)

Disabled veteran tax bill passed to House amid concerns

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A bill that would remove the three-year residency requirement to qualify for the Disabled Veteran Tax credit drew concerns in the House Education Committee Wednesday. Some members wanted an income limit or means test included in the bill. After a motion to table the bill failed, House Bill 30 was eventually released to the House floor. If passed, First State …

The House Education Committee will hear three bills pertaining to tax cuts in its first meeting of the 152nd General Assembly.

2022 Rewind: Reading, teacher retention top 2022 education bills

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

This story was originally published in July 2022. Rodel, a local nonprofit espousing better education in Delaware, calls the 151st General Assembly, which just ended, the ‚ÄúEducation General Assembly,‚ÄĚ in regard to the number of education bills that passed. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs more than 50 education bills this session and a 7% increase in the budget,‚ÄĚ said¬†Madeleine Bayard,¬†senior vice president of¬†Rodel.¬†‚ÄúThey got …

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Reading, teacher retention top successful 2022 education bills 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Delaware Live, Education

Rodel, a local nonprofit espousing better education in Delaware, calls the 151st General Assembly, which just ended, the ‚ÄúEducation General Assembly,‚ÄĚ in regard to the number of education bills that passed. ‚ÄúThere’s more than 50 education bills this session and a 7% increase in the budget,‚ÄĚ said Madeleine Bayard, senior vice president of Rodel. ‚ÄúThey got a lot done and …

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Charter moratorium bill released after heavy debate

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

After a contentious hearing, a bill that would put a moratorium on both the creation and expansion of charter schools in New Castle County was released by the House Education Committee Wednesday.¬† The final vote on House Bill 353 was nine in favor and seven against. All nine who voted in favor are Democrats, all seven against are Republicans. In …