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Lawmakers work to ensure low-income, disabled get relief checks

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

When Bridgeville resident Debra Dawson learned that Delaware lawmakers had announced a plan to give every Delawarean $300 in direct financial relief, she was elated.  Dawson, 61, relies entirely on Social Security Disability Insurance to live. She worked since she was 16 and paid into the system for decades. In 2012, a series of debilitating health events forced Dawson into …

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Bills to add mental health help in schools sent to House floor

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Two bills moving to the House floor would put millions into mental health positions in Delaware’s middle school and high school.   The House Education Committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to release two bills focused on putting additional mental health resources into Delaware schools. House Bills 300 and 301 serve as an extension of House Bill 100, legislation passed …

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State Democrat leaders condemn Brady for racist speech

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Gerald L. Brady   House Democratic leaders condemned one of its own Tuesday after an email was uncovered in which he joked about human sex trafficking and referred to women of Asian descent as “chink broads.” Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Trolley Square, sent the message from his state email June 27 in response to a plea from an out-of-state advocate …