legislature

4 bills awaiting their fate in legislature as session end nears

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

Several bills that have been making their way through the legislature are still in limbo despite being passed by committees and either the Delaware Senate or House of Representatives earlier in the session. House Bill 80, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle, would require doula services to be covered by Medicaid starting Jan. 1, 2024. A doula provides support …

absentee voting

Ā 2023 attempt to alter absentee voting passes SenateĀ 

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Senate voted along party lines 15 to 5 to pass a bill that would amend the Delaware constitution to allow absentee voting for any reason. Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, ultimately would allow absentee voting for any reason. However, it would require voters to sign an oath or affirmation saying they are free from improper …

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Jury begins deliberating in Darius Brown trial

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The trial of State Sen. Darius Brown is taking place at the t the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington.   The jury in the trial of State Sen. Darius Brown began deliberating Thursday morning after prosecution and defense attorneys delivered their closing statements. Deputy Attorney General Zachary Rosen told the jury during his closing remarks that on May …

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Defense rests without calling a witness in Darius Brown trial

Charles Megginson Headlines

The defense in the Darius Brown trial rested without calling a witness or bringing the state senator to the stand Wednesday. The trial will continue Thursday in a Wilmington courtroom with the prosecution and defense making their closing statements before the jury of seven women and six men. One juror is an alternate. Brown is charged with offensive touching and …

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Victim in Darius Brown case testifies about what happened

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The trial of State Sen. Darius Brown is taking place at the t the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington.   The woman that State Sen. Darius Brown is accused of assaulting testified Wednesday that he hit her and threw a glass of water at her after seeing a photo of her and another man on Facebook. The victim …