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

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Two close races resulted in the ousting of prominent Republican lawmakers from the General Assembly Tuesday night.

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State lawmakers could be among those seeing a bigger paycheck as part of Gov. John Carney’s (D) proposed raises and bonuses for state workers.

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The General Assembly is sending one piece of gun control legislation to Gov. John Carney.

But lawmakers are continuing to debate a ban on bump stocks.

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State Rep. James “JJ” Johnson (D-New Castle) is the latest lawmaker to call it quits.

Johnson says he will leave the General Assembly, retiring at the end of this session.

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Gov. John Carney is not proposing a tax increase for Delawareans this year as part of his $4.2 billion budget plan.

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Legislation passed Tuesday in the Delaware Senate could impact an energy project that may raise electricity bills for Delmarva Power ratepayers.

PJM Interconnection wants to finish a project that runs a transmission line from New Jersey’s Artificial Island to Delaware.

State Sen. Ernie Lopez (R-Lewes) is campaigning for a third term.

Women made up 30 percent of the General Assembly in 2006, but this year, they make up only 20 percent – and will lose at least one of their numbers next year when State Majority Whip Margaret Rose Henry retires at the end of her term.

But one group is trying to change that number. Delaware ERANow launching Ready to Run Delaware this month, a training program that seeks to teach women in the First State how to engage in state and local politics, and specifically, run for elective office.

Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne sat down with Delaware ERANow's Suzanne Moore to discuss the program and the state of women in Delaware politics.

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Delaware is making it easier for state employees who are new parents to have time to bond with their children.


 Gov. John Carney (D) has signed two changes making it easier for state workers to donate sick time and annual leave to new parents - and for those parents to use it .