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Pettyjohn, Briggs King secure exception to magazine ban, save jobs

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

When Georgetown’s state senator and representative learned a bill to ban high-capacity firearm magazines could impact close to 100 jobs in their district, they knew something had to be done.  Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 6, sponsored by Sen. Dave Sokola, D-Newark, banned the possession, sale, purchase, receipt or transfer of magazines that hold more than 17 rounds of …

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Republicans tap attorney Ted Kittila to run for Gerald Brady’s seat

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Republican Party of Delaware has selected Wilmington attorney Ted Kittila to serve as their nominee in the upcoming special election to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Gerald Brady. In 2014, Kittila received the nomination of the Delaware GOP to be the Republican candidate for attorney general, ultimately finishing second in the five-way race to Democrat Matt Denn.  The …

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Progressive Rep. John Kowalko will not seek re-election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Firebrand progressive Rep. John Kowalko will retire at the end of his term in November after spending nearly 16 years in the Delaware House of Representatives.  The 76-year-old Democrat from Newark made the announcement on the House floor Thursday afternoon to the surprise of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.  “I am proud of my continuous and resolute support, …

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Rep. Gerald Brady arrested, charged with two counts of shoplifting

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Gerald Brady/Newark Police Department State Representative Gerald Brady has been charged with two counts of shoplifting after allegedly stealing merchandise from a Newark Acme on two occasions. The announcement from the Newark Police Department comes less than a week after Brady announced he would resign from office, citing post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his military service.  On …