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State Rep. Gerald Brady says he won’t run for re-election next year, after an email scandal that has constituents up in arms.


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A Democratic state lawmaker is apologizing after using a racial slur in an email this week.


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Sen. Ernie Lopez reflects on his last ten years serving Delaware's beach towns in the state senate, after he announced he won't be running for re-election next year.


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Pushing to meet President Biden’s climate change targets in his home state, Delaware lawmakers are creating an environmental justice task force to ensure infrastructure projects benefit marginalized Delawareans.


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State lawmakers’ accomplishments this year include some progress on police reforms.


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Lawmakers approve an expansion to last year’s single use plastic bag ban.

 

HB 212 aims to close the loopholes found in the newly implemented prohibition.


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The Joint Finance Committee finished work on the last of the budget bills for next year.

 

And this is the largest Grant-in-Aid bill in state history.

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Delaware students will soon have more freedom to be excused from school for religious holidays.


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Some bills won’t make it to the finish line before lawmakers finish their work on June 30th.

That includes Senate Bill 155, which would make changes to the state’s Freedom of Information Act – changes that raised alarms with open government advocates.

Delaware Public Media's Roman Battaglia talked to its sponsor, State Sen. Kyle Evans Gay (D-Talleyville), about the bill, the backlash and her decision to hit the brakes on it for now.

 


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Lawmakers approved the largest Bond Bill in state history after days of debates and disagreements.


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State lawmakers are sending next year’s operating budget to Gov. John Carney.

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Gov. John Carney signed a bill Wednesday expanding access to telehealth in the First State. 

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Major changes were made to DelDOT’s capital budget requests Tuesday.

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Delaware’s minimum wage will go up to $15 per hour over the next few years.


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Proposed changes to the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights finally got a committee hearing Wednesday.


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Lawmakers passed one of the bills restricting access to guns Tuesday.


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With declining rates of volunteer firefighters in the state, lawmakers are looking for ways to boost recruitment.


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State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can’t seem to agree on election bills, despite having done so before.


Police reform advocates are calling for swift action by state lawmakers before the end of the session this month.


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Election reform advocates were disappointed after a constitutional amendment to allow no-excuse absentee voting failed in the state House Thursday.


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There wasn't be a vote on marijuana legalization Thursday in the General Assembly.

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Free speech concerns came up during a House Judiciary committee hearing Wednesday.


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State senators repealed the youth and training wages Tuesday, undoing a bill passed by Republican lawmakers during a 2018 budget showdown.


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As lawmakers return to Legislative Hall to wrap up this year’s session this month, some members of the public can join them.

 

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One state lawmaker introduced a bill making it easier to build community solar projects in Delaware.


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A group of Republican lawmakers filed a bill forcing universities to allow unvaccinated students to attend school in-person this fall.


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Following the release of three other criminal justice reform bills, one state lawmaker seeks to require more recording of interrogations.


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Members of the Joint Finance Committee finished up the budget mark-up process Wednesday.


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A bill banning ghost guns cleared the state House last week.

 

But it didn’t pass with the bipartisan support the bill’s sponsor hoped for.


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State lawmakers begin drafting the 2022 budget next week, and they have plenty of extra funds to work with.

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