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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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Political parties in the Delaware House and Senate chose new leadership Wednesday, one day after the midterm election.

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A vote to suspend rules and bring legislation banning assault style weapons to the floor of the Delaware Senate failed Tuesday.


State senators could vote on legislation banning assault style weapons next week. Senate President Pro Tem David McBride (D-Hawk's Nest) put it on Tuesday’s agenda even though it failed to get out of committee.


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Republican State Sen. Dave Lawson (R-Marydel) is arguing his bill requiring Delaware courts to use American law doesn’t target a religion.


State lawmakers could give first-time homebuyers a tax break.


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The Delaware Senate has yet to take up a state Equal Rights Amendment passed by the House last month.

State Senate President Pro Tem David McBride (D-Hawks Nest) said he needs clarity on sexual harassment allegations against UD Trustee Stuart Grant.

Delaware lawmakers are updating their sexual harassment policies after many allegations have popped up in statehouses across the U.S.


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An effort by First State lawmakers to limit the idling of oil trains passing through the state has been shot down.

 

A federal appeals court said “no” to a Delaware law created two years ago to reduce noise and air pollution for residents living near oil train lines.

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