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$69.4 million grant-in-aid bill heads to Carney

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate passed a $69.4 million grant-in-aid bill about 6 p.m. Thursday, just hours before it was set to end the annual session of the Delaware General Assembly. Two hours later, the House passed it, too, making the bill’s next stop the desk of Gov. John Carney to be signed into law. Senate Bill 252, sponsored by Sen. Trey …

Delaware state budget tops $1.5 billion

2023-4 state budgets pass House; head to Carney’s desk

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  The Delaware House of Representatives passed four state budgets for the 2023-24 year in 15 minutes in a no-fuss set-em-up, knock-em-down run. The bills’ next stop will be Gov. John Carney’s desk, because they passed the Senate on Tuesday. “I think we have a budget that we can be proud of,” said Rep. William Carson, D-Smyrna/Dover, and co-chairman of …

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House OKs bill allowing PAs to prescribe abortion medication

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  The Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to allow physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe abortion medications in Delaware. House Bill 320 passed along party lines.  Under federal regulations, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses are authorized to prescribe Mifepristone, Misoprostol, or Mifeprex for use within ten weeks of pregnancy.  Health care …

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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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State to spend $50 million to help people qualify for better jobs

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Among the things that new workforce development money will be spent on is helping women, minorities and the disadvantaged find jobs in construction and other fields. Photo by Anamul Rezwan/Pexels Delaware will put $50 million of COVID-19 relief money into workforce development, but exactly how that money will be spent isn’t clear. The plan was announced by Gov. John Carney …

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Minimum wage bill sponsor condemns last-minute amendments to bill

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

    The bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage is set for its final stop on the General Assembly roller coaster Thursday before being sent to the governor. And when it comes up in the House of Representatives, so will nine amendments filed since June 10, most by Republicans opposed to raising minimum wage to $15 by 2025. They would …