map

House to consider changes to redistricted maps

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The House of Representatives will consider a bill Thursday to make changes to the district boundaries agreed upon during the redistricting process last year. Redistricting occurs after the national census every ten years and redraws House and Senate districts to reflect population changes.  The General Assembly finalized new district maps in late October, just days before a self-imposed deadline of …

a man wearing a suit and tie

Democrats to run former councilman Bud Freel in special election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Democratic Party has selected former Wilmington City Councilman and transportation department spokesman Bud Freel to serve as the Democratic nominee in the upcoming special election to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Gerald Brady. The Delaware Republican Party has not yet announced a nominee. The election is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022.  The 4th District includes the Highlands …

a long bridge over a body of water with a city in the background

Wilmington redistricting ordinance passes unanimously

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Denis Tangney/Getty Images The Wilmington City Council on Thursday passed redistricting legislation that will define the city’s council districts for the next ten years. The redistricting process occurred later than usual because of delays in getting accurate census data from the federal government. Councilwoman Michelle Harlee, D-4th District, sponsored the ordinance. She thanked the workers who assisted the redistricting committee, …

Untitled design 1 10

House, Senate seek advice on McGuiness removal, but fail to finish job

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Two separate resolutions passed in the House and Senate requesting the Delaware Supreme Court issue an advisory opinion on the General Assembly’s authority to remove indicted State Auditor Kathy McGuiness.  The auditor was indicted in October on a slew of felony and misdemeanor corruption charges alleging nepotism, fraud, theft and witness intimidation. She has pled not guilty to all charges. …

a dining room table

Resolution condemning federal government for school board overreach fails in Senate

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by MChe Lee/Unsplash A Republican resolution to condemn federal action against parents at school board meetings and reaffirm their rights to bring grievances to local boards of education failed Monday in the Delaware Senate along party lines. On Oct. 4, the federal Department of Justice issued a one-page memo instructing the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to meet with …

a close up of a street in front of a house with Delaware Legislative Hall in the background

General Assembly passes redistricting bill; new district lines take effect next election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Legislative Hall by Brian K. Leonard. September 2021. When Delawareans vote for their state representatives and senators a year from now, they could find out that they live in a new legislative district.  That’s because during a special session of the General Assembly on Monday, both chambers approved Senate Bill 199, which redraws those district boundaries. The bill passed …

leg 4

The General Assembly will meet Monday to pass a redistricting bill. Here’s what to expect.

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  The General Assembly will convene Monday, Nov. 1 to consider redistricting legislation that will define Delaware’s House and Senate districts for the next decade.  Both the House and Senate have released their final proposed maps ahead of the special session.  What is redistricting? Every 10 years, states must redraw their legislative districts based on the most recent federal Census …

map

House Democrats publish final plan for House districts

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A look at the final proposed House Districts in New Castle County. Democratic leaders in the Delaware House of Representatives have published their final proposed House district maps in advance of a Nov. 1 special session to consider a redistricting bill. The special session comes just six days before the deadline for both parties to agree on redrawn districts, given …

Leg Hall Lights 17

Proposed voting maps draw ire of voters, advocacy groups, GOP

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Expedited redistricting process draws ire of open-government groups, concerned citizens House Democratic leaders have held the second and final public hearing on proposed redistricting maps. Now, the clock is ticking toward the General Assembly’s self-imposed Nov. 8 deadline to finalize the maps that will define Delaware’s House and Senate districts for the next decade. Despite the majority caucuses’ efforts to …