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Cannabis legalization may return for a vote in 2022, sponsor says

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark. It may not be the end of the line for recreational marijuana legalization in Delaware. While Rep. Ed Osienski’s House Bill 305 was defeated in the House of Representatives after a stunning series of events Thursday, the Newark Democrat said he’s still hopeful that cannabis prohibition could come to an end in 2022.  “I hope there’s …

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New grants will help ready sites to lure commercial, industrial business

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday signed a bill that will allow state organizations to have possible commercial sites ready for quick building or move in.   Gov. John Carney signed a bipartisan bill Tuesday aimed at attracting new businesses to Delaware by investing in site readiness. Senate Bill 127 establishes a fund to provide economic assistance to qualified businesses and …

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List of Bond Bill’s community projects still unpublished

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

    When the General Assembly passed a record-setting $1.3 billion bond bill last week, the spending package did not include a list of the $70 million in projects chosen by legislators for their districts. The Community Redevelopment Fund includes one-time allocations which legislators earmark for nonprofits, schools and community agencies in their districts. Ordinarily, each organization receiving funding would …

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House, Senate send largest bond bill ever to Carney for signature

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate says the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of Tuesday’s session. Delaware residents will soon see the effects of a $1.35 billion spending package was passed Tuesday by both houses of the General Assembly. Gov. John Carney is expected to sign it and a $63 million Grants-in-Aid bill Wednesday at 1 p.m. in his office, after it …