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Proposed Family leave changes: Have contractor determine eligibility

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Changes continue to Delaware’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program, which became law in 2o22, and was sold as a way to give all employees, not just those at big companies, paid leave for emergencies and become a parent. Originally called the Healthy Delaware Families Act, it created a statewide insurance program to provide up to 80% of wages for …

TSD Review Feb 8

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – February 8, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Economist predicts mild 2024 recession, hit Taylor/Travis song Popular Del Pez gastropub crosses border into Glen Mills Marijuana laws come with price tag for 2 state departments Bill would block insurance companies from using genetic tests Colonial addresses concerns about sports facilities in tax forum Middletown breaks open a close game for decisive win Click …

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Economist predicts mild 2024 recession, hit Taylor/Travis song

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A Baltimore economist known for his sense of humor left the punchline of his New Castle County Chamber of Commerce speech Tuesday to the last bit of his presentation: “It will come nearly a year after I initially anticipated, but recession is coming in 2024,” Anirban Basu told the 200 people attending the chamber’s sold-out annual State of the Economy …

The head of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce will retire Dec. 31.

New Castle Chamber president announces retirement

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

New Castle County Chamber of Commerc President Bob Chadwick will retire at the end of the year.’ Chadwick, who has been working with the chamber since 2006, said he will be 64 this year and is expecting his first grandchild “I am eager to spend more time with family and more time pursuing my other passions which include music and …


Marijuana banned from Delaware workplaces after legalization

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

With the legalization of recreational marijuana, workplaces in Delaware will now have to contend with the increased usage that will bring. In response to the bills, the state of Delaware implemented a new policy  May 3 for all executive branches to ban smoking or being under the influence of marijuana, similar to the use of alcohol. Claire DeMatteis, secretary of …

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Bill on EV chargers in new homes passes Senate committee

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Senate Environment, Energy and Transportation Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require new homes to be built with electric vehicle charging stations. Senate Bill 103, sponsored by Sen. Sarah McBride, D-Wilmington, would require new single-family homes with building permits issued after Jan. 1, 2024 and multi-family homes with final site plans issued after Jan. 1, 2025 to …