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Legislative Update

Daily during Morning Edition & All Things Considered (during General Assembly session)

Delaware Public Media Political Reporters cover the state's General Assembly each and every day lawmakers are in session.  You can hear in-depth reports on what's happening at Legislative Hall during both Morning Edition and All Things Considered. 

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Delaware now has a state Equal Rights Amendment. The 16-word amendment bars discrimination based on sex.


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Recent national data shows high rates of preschool students being suspended or expelled. It’s also an issue in the First State.


Sarah Mueller

A state Equal Rights Amendment is just one step away from passage.


Sarah Mueller / Delaware Public Media

The last day of the General Assembly this year could end sooner than it has in the past.

For decades, state lawmakers have often worked into the wee hours of July 1st passing the budget bills and holding last minute votes on others.

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Delaware could move to reassess property values statewide this year. But it’s more likely to be through a court order than political will.


Tom Byrne / Delaware Public Media

The Delaware House made no changes to its ethics rules Tuesday as a new session started.


Sarah Mueller

Legislative Hall in Dover was packed Tuesday as 17 new members were sworn into the General Assembly.

The House welcomed eight Democrats and four Republicans. The Senate added five new faces, four Democrats and one Republican.

The definition of consent could soon be taught in First State schools.

State Sen. Nicole Poore (D-New Castle) is planning to sponsor a bill that would add teaching consent to health class curriculum starting in the seventh grade.

Tom Byrne / Delaware Public Media

New legislation aimed at reducing prescription drug prices is being filed in the Delaware House.


A former state lawmaker’s new business venture is raising ethical questions about legislators’ conflicts of interest.


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