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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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The Delaware Department of Correction presented its Fiscal Year 2020 budget request to the Joint Finance Committee Tuesday, seeking over $344 million.


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Legislation protecting insurance coverage based on genetic test results is set for action in March.


Some advocates are cheering Gov. John Carney’s push to raise the age to buy cigarettes and tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years.


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The University of Delaware is seeking state funding to allow some First State students to attend for free.


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February’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) budget hearings give many state lawmakers a break from politics. That might help ease strains already seen in the session’s first 30 days.


The Joint Finance Committee has started budget hearings for the fiscal year 2020 budget.


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Delaware Tech is trying again this year to garner support from lawmakers allowing the school to issue debt for capital projects.


Legislation doing away with a youth and training minimum wage is drawing criticism in the Delaware House.


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More state workers could negotiate for wages under legislation introduced in a Senate committee earlier this week.

Gov. Carney’s 2020 budget proposal is finding initial support from some GOP lawmakers.

Carney’s commitment to budget smoothing is among the things drawing praise from Republicans.

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