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Charter moratorium bill released after heavy debate

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

After a contentious hearing, a bill that would put a moratorium on both the creation and expansion of charter schools in New Castle County was released by the House Education Committee Wednesday.  The final vote on House Bill 353 was nine in favor and seven against. All nine who voted in favor are Democrats, all seven against are Republicans. In …

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

Charles 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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Rep. Mike Smith to run 48 miles in 48 hours for veterans

Charles Megginson Headlines, Sports

Rep. Mike Smith A Delaware state representative will run 48 miles in 48 hours to raise awareness and money for veterans.  Starting at noon Friday, Rep. Mike Smith, a Republican from Pike Creek, will run four miles every four hours for two days alongside his friend Dave Henninger. The challenge will end Sunday at noon. They’ll do it all on …

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State Reps ask Carney to remove auditor, but it seems unlikely

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Legislative efforts to remove Kathleen McGuiness from office seem likely to fail, based on state rules With embattled Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness refusing to step down in the wake of her criminal indictment some legislators are pursuing other means to remove her from office.  Reps. Madinah Wilson-Anton, D-Newark, and Mike Smith, R-Pike Creek, have introduced a resolution asking Gov. …