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Office of New Americans would help Delaware immigrants adjust

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill that could create a state Office of New Americans to help immigrants better integrate into life in Delaware sailed through a General Assembly committee Wednesday. Senate Bill 44, sponsored by Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, cleared the Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee on a vote of two yes and two on the merits. On the merits means the legislator …

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Voter registration bill clears Senate committee

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A bill to require Delaware cities and towns to use the state‚Äôs voter registration system for local elections overcame its first legislative hurdle Wednesday.¬† Under Senate Bill 233, sponsored by Sen. Tizzy Lockman, D-Wilmington, voters who live within town limits could vote in their municipal elections without having to register separately with both the state and the city.¬† The bill …

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Bill would eliminate double-registration for town, city elections

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

If passed, Delawareans living in 45 out of the state’s 57 municipalities would no longer have to register with the town in order to vote in its elections. Photo/Getty Images. When Maryann Pielmeier went to vote in favor of a referendum to build a new police station in Milford, she was turned away at the polling place and told that …

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Speakers at Senate meeting strongly oppose changing FOIA

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A bill aimed at restricting Freedom of Information Act requests generated spirited opposition from members of the public at a Senate Elections and Government Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday. No members of the public spoke in support of SB 155. If released from the Senate committee, the bill would be brought to the Senate floor for a vote before being …