Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 16, 2021

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Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Hagley damage may hit $2 million, and it has no flood insurance Upcoming Masses to honor military, first responders, legal profession Wilmington …

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House Ethics Committee dismisses complaint against Brady

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Rep. Gerald Brady   The House Ethics Committee has voted unanimously to dismiss the ethics complaint filed against Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington.  No further punitive action can be taken by that body against Brady.  Brady was discovered in July to have sent an email to an out-of-state advocate in which he referred to women of Asian descent using a racial …

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House ethics committee to meet Friday; will it include Brady hearing?

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The House Ethics Committee will meet Friday. Photo by Brian K. Leonard. September 2021   An ethics complaint against a Wilmington state representative likely will be the topic of discussion at a House Ethics Committee meeting Friday, and a watchdog group says the secretive government meeting should be public.  Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington, was discovered in July to have sent …

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Rep. David Bentz announces he won’t run for re-election

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Rep. David Bentz   Rep. David Bentz, D-Christiana, announced Tuesday that he won’t run for re-election in 2022. “For the past six years, I’ve had the privilege and honor to serve the residents of the 18th District in the House of Representatives,” he said in a press release issued by the House Democratic Caucus. “Starting out as a legislative aide …

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Chinese American groups, state senator pressure Brady to resign

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Rep. Gerald L. Brady   Calls are mounting for embattled State Rep. Gerald Brady’s immediate resignation after the lawmaker was caught last month using a racist slur to refer to women of Asian descent. The Delaware Chinese American Association and Chinese American Community Center called on Brady to step down Monday in an email sent to Gov. John Carney and …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 29, 2021

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Brady announces he will not run in 2022 after using racial slur

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Rep. Gerald L. Brady Democratic State Rep. Gerald Brady will not seek re-election in 2022, he announced Monday. Brady has represented the 4th district, which includes Greenville, in the House of Representatives since 2007. His statement comes a week after he was caught using a racist slur to refer to women of Asian descent.  He said in a statement Monday …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 22, 2021

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Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community With weekend Artisan Market a success, Winterthur plans to do it again State Fair …

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‘Walking the talk:’ Carney signs bill to raise minimum wage to $15

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Gov. John Carney shows off minimum wage raise law he signed Monday.   Delaware Gov. John Carney, a Democrat, signed a bill Monday which will incrementally increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Senate Bill 15, sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-White Clay, and Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Greenville, passed along party lines in both the House and …

Minimum wage hike bill heads to Carney for signature

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Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday passed the minimum wage bill.   A bill that will raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 by Jan. 1, 2025, passed the House of Representatives Thursday, and its next stop will be Gov. John Carney’s desk. A last-minute flurry of amendments to Senate Bill 15 that would have allowed some groups to pay less …