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Bill to create Delaware inspector general moves forward

Ken Mammarella Government & Politics, Headlines

A bill to establish an “independent and nonpartisan” inspector general’s office moved forward Wednesday in a Delaware House committee. The House Administration Committee also moved along a bill to encourage filming in the state by offering tax credits. The committee started discussion to create a constitutional right of a clean environment, but, citing time, continued discussion to Thursday’s committee meeting, …

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Paid leave bill is a product of compromise, sponsor says

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The paid family and medical leave bill expected to be considered by the General Assembly this year includes changes from the original proposal that the sponsor says reflect compromises with stakeholders. The Healthy Delaware Families Act, more commonly referred to as the paid leave bill, would create a statewide insurance program to provide up to 80% of wages for eligible …

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State’s 2022 budget includes $1,000 bonus for employees, $500 for pensioners

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  With Delaware’s revenue surplus holding steady at $1.12 billion, state budget bills dropped into the General Assembly Friday include a one-time $1,000 bonus for state employees and $500 bonus for pensioners. State employee expenses will soar in Fiscal Year 2022, which starts July 1, according to the final expenditure and revenue estimates by members of the Delaware Economic and …

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Bill to lower income tax fails in committee, but one to cut real estate tax passes

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to lower the state’s real estate transfer tax will go to the House of Representatives passed a committee Wednesday. Two Republican bills designed to take advantage of Delaware’s flush revenues found different fates Wednesday in the House Revenue and Finance Committee, with one failing to gain traction and the other earning unanimous support. The first was House Bill …