Government Transparency Delaware FOIA

Transparency advocates: Update FOIA for 21st century

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Government transparency advocates say there’s no reason in 2022 that public information should be as difficult to access as it is in Delaware. “At the root of democracy in Delaware and in the United States is citizens’ access to government information — and not just access, but easy access,” said Charlie Copeland, co-director of the Caesar Rodney Institute’s Center for …

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Senate OKs mail-in voting despite claims it violates Constitution

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate on Thursday passed a controversial bill to cement mail-in voting as an option for voters in all future elections. Senate Bill 320, sponsored by Sen. Kyle Evans Gay, D-Ardens, passed 13 to 8 just before midnight with a last-minute amendment from Sen. Colin Bonini, R-Dover. “While vote by mail is particularly helpful for those who may find …

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House bill aims to expand abortion protections

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Democratic lawmakers filed legislation Thursday they say will improve the availability of abortions and protect patients and providers from facing legal action under other states’ abortion laws.  Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle, Rep. Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear, and Sen. Kyle Evans Gay, D-Talleyville, announced the legislation in the wake of a leaked draft opinion suggesting the United States Supreme Court may …

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Bill banning use of gender for car insurance rates passes Senate

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A lengthy and heated debate on the Senate floor Tuesday preceded the passage of a bill that would make it illegal for car insurers in Delaware to use gender as a factor when determining customers’ premiums. Senate Bill 231, sponsored by Sen. Kyle Evans Gay, D-Talleyville, came at the recommendation of State Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, who said in a …

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Proposed law would have car insurers turn a blind eye to gender

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill filed in the General Assembly would make it illegal for car insurers in Delaware to use gender as a factor when determining customers’ premiums. Senate Bill 231, sponsored by Sen. Kyle Evans Gay, D-Brandywine Hundred, prohibits the use of gender, gender identity, or sex as a rating factor in personal automobile insurance policies. Gay cited a report from …

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Female lawmakers launch Delaware Legislative Women’s Caucus

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Left to right: Sen. Kyle Evans Gay (D-Brandywine Hundred), Sen. Marie Pinkney (D-New Castle) Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown (D-New Castle South), Rep. Valerie Longhurst (D-Delaware City). Facebook/Rep. Valerie Maglio Longhurst A group of female legislators on Wednesday announced the formation of a new caucus to focus on issues affecting women.  The Delaware Legislative Women’s Caucus will include lawmakers from both parties …

Madinah Wilson-Anton and her family.

151st General Assembly opens an era of virtual gatherings

Ken Mammarella Featured, Government & Politics, Headlines

Democrat McBride cites ‘inequities in our justice system, a climate crisis at our shores and a crisis of trust.’ Republican Pettyjohn seeks ‘common ground.’