charging

Cost of EV charging stations pops up in DELDOT budget talks

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The cost of providing electric vehicle charging stations up and down Delaware popped up in a Joint Capital Improvement Committee meeting this week. Sen. Nicole Poore, D-Delaware City, asked if the Department of Transportation is considering the cost of adding more electric vehicle charging stations across the state and transitioning school districts to more electric vehicles. ‚ÄúEverybody wants to move …

4th graders lead charge to stop smoking in private cars

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Students in Leanna Vitti‚Äôs fourth grade class at Wilbur Elementary School spoke before the House Health & Human Development committee Monday to advocate for a bill that seeks to stop smoking in cars that contain kids. House Bill 118, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Hensley, R-Odessa, would create a civil citation for people who smoke in a car that also contains …

John Cameron

Needle giveaway change easily passes Senate

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill that passed the Senate Thursday would allow the state‚Äôs sterile needle exchange to give away clean needles, without the client trading in a used one. Senate Bill 52, sponsored by Sen. Marie Pinkney, D-Bear, would change the Sterile Needle and Syringe Exchange Program into the Sterile Needle and Syringe Service Program and allow people to receive needles on …

rescue dog

Rescue dog on its way to be named official state animal

Betsy PriceGovernment & Politics, Headlines

The Delaware General Assembly did not go to the dogs Wednesday. The dogs came to them. Four lucky pooches who were up for adoption or had been adopted from shelters sat through part of a Senate hearing and then part of a Senate Session as Senate Bill 37, which would make the rescue dog the official state animal, passed in …

Gunz

Resolution declares gun violence a public health emergency 

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A joint resolution to declare gun violence a public health emergency passed along party lines in the Delaware House and Senate Tuesday. In a House voice vote for Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, there was an audible opposition from the Republican side of the aisle. In the Senate it passed 14 to six,.. Introduced by Sen. Marie Pinkney, D-Bear, today, March …

Senate bills and votes

Senate sends gun, abortion bills to Carney

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Delaware‚Äôs Democrat-majority Senate on Tuesday sent several controversial bills to Gov. John Carney for his signature. Most of the topics seemed ripped from headlines. The gun bill would bar anyone under 21 from buying or owning a gun, as well as controlling a firearm or ammunition. The abortion bill will increase the number of health professionals who can perform an …

a building with a grassy field

Corrections summit ends with apology to inmates, families

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

SUSSEX CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION/GOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW A two-day virtual summit on Delaware‚Äôs correctional system ended with Sen. Marie Pinkney apologizing to current and former inmates for perceived failures in the state‚Äôs criminal justice system.¬† ‚ÄúTo those who have been involved in our justice system or to those that love people that have been involved in our justice system, we apologize …

Brown Mugshot 9

Darius Brown off another committee after incident at press event

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

State Sen. Darius Brown, D-Edgemoor State Sen. Darius Brown has been booted from yet another Senate committee following a heated altercation with a state representative. The Wilmington Democrat is alleged to have verbally abused Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle, during a Nov. 8 press event where lawmakers gathered to witness Gov. John Carney‚Äôs signing of multiple criminal justice-related bills. “He …