The Senate Judiciary Committee heard laws Wednesday cracking down on child and financial abuse.

Laws punishing child and financial abusers get Senate support

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Three laws seeking to prevent and crack down on child and financial abuse garnered support in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.¬† They also drew emotional testimonies from victims of abuse or individuals who have had abuse negatively affect their lives.¬† House Bill 182, sponsored by Rep. Krista Griffith, D-Fairfax, changes child abuse in the third, second and first degree …

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Bill changing state voting rules seems headed to Senate floor

Sam HautHeadlines, Government

A bill that would ditch a constitutional requirement that people must live in Delaware for a year before voting, officially change the voting age to 18, remove the literacy requirement for voting and make it easier for ex-felons to vote seems headed to the full Senate. Senate Bill 180, sponsored by Sen. Kyle Gay, D-Elsmere, would do all that. Because …

Riot

Anti-riot bills die in committee

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A package of bills aimed at creating specific crimes for destructive and dangerous conduct during violent riots will not move forward in the legislative process.¬† Senate Bills¬†220,¬†221¬†and¬†223¬†would have created the crimes of looting, riotous burning and destruction of a public monument. Senate Bill¬†219¬†would have made it illegal to manufacture, transfer, possess or use Molotov cocktails. The bills were not voted …

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Facing criminal charges, Darius Brown to lead expungement workshops

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

  A state senator awaiting trial on charges of offensive touching and disorderly conduct will lead a series of town halls designed to help those with criminal records have them expunged. Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, will host workshops in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties starting Thursday, Oct. 28. The sessions are in line with Brown‚Äôs duties as the newly-appointed …