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Task force: Expand program giving pregnant women $1,000 a month

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  A  pilot program that gave 40 pregnant New Castle County women $1,000 a month for 24 months had greater than expected health and other benefits, the sponsors said. The program saw a 324% return on investment, organizers said at a press conference announced the result. Among its outcomes: $229,520 in reduced hospital stays $21,600 in reduced emergency department visits …

A few Republicans are speculating that Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, plans to step down.

Democrats may elect a new speaker, GOP reps believe

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A few Republicans have heard there’s a possibility that Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, plans on stepping down by the end of the week. Rep. Kevin Hensley, R-Odessa, said during a Zoom meeting with the Delaware GOP that there is speculation that a new speaker will be elected by Friday. “So the speculation, just keep in …

A few Republicans have heard there’s a possibility that the Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, plans on stepping down.

Democrats may elect a new speaker, GOP reps believe

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A few Republicans have heard there’s a possibility that Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, plans on stepping down by the end of the week. Rep. Kevin Hensley, R-Odessa, said during a Zoom meeting with the Delaware GOP that there is speculation that a new speaker will be elected by Friday. “So the speculation, just keep in …

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House Committee approves two bills adding police oversight

Sam Haut Headlines, Government

Despite opposition from police reform advocates and one vocal Democrat, two bills that add accountability and transparency for Delaware police officers easily passed the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee Wednesday. House Bill 206, sponsored by Rep. Kendra Johnson, D-Bear, would change the Council on Police Training to the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission, and would expand it …

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Legislators called traitors, lawbreakers in gun permit debate

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

More than 35 people, including National Rifle Association members, shooting survivors, libertarians and gun violence activists spoke passionately about a proposed handgun permitting bill Wednesday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 2, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth Lockman, D-Wilmington, would require a person to acquire a permit before they can purchase a handgun, but exempting active or retired police …

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Delaware Sportsmen take aim at handgun permitting bill

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association took to social media Monday to condemn a bill that would create a  permitting process for getting a handgun. “We knew it would be coming back and it’s finally here,” the Facebook post said. “In the wake of the violent criminal actions of the last few weeks in Delaware, our single partly overlords have decided …

House Bill 80 requires doula services to be covered by Medicaid starting Jan. 1. (Nagakan Aka photo from Pexels)

Bill calls for Medicaid to reimburse doula services

Sam Haut Headlines, Government

House Majority Whip Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown is back with another bill on requiring Medicaid to pay for doulas. Doulas provide physical and emotional support while a woman is giving birth. House Bill 80, which requires doula services to be covered by Medicaid starting Jan. 1, has 15 other sponsors: 14 Democrats and Republican Sen. Bryant Richardson, R-Laurel. House Bill 343, sponsored …

Delaware House of Representatives Valerie Longhurst apologizes to Melissa Minor-Brown

Longhurst starts House Day 2 by apologizing to Minor-Brown

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  The Delaware House of Representatives majority leader started the second day of the 152nd General Assembly Wednesday by apologizing to the new minority leader for the way she phrased a description of her. On Tuesday, Rep. Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear, had introduced Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown as “the first colored woman in leadership in the House of Representatives.” They hugged after …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 8, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community A new view: Rockford Tower is lit for the holidays These holiday lights will help you get your glow on No mail today? You aren’t alone. Here’s why Delaware lawmaker to revive win Business ChristianaCare names breast center after Tatiana Copeland Food & Dining Under …

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Melissa Minor-Brown: ‘I stand on the shoulders of giants’

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

When state Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown won election to the General Assembly in 2018, she knew right away that she wanted to be in leadership.  The Democrat from New Castle got her wish this November when the House Democratic Caucus elected her majority whip, making her the first person of color in Delaware history elected to a leadership position in the …