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State lawmakers won’t vote on a $15 minimum wage bill until next year.


Sarah Mueller

Delaware is the first state in the U.S. to levy a fee on drug manufacturers for the opioids dispensed in the state.

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Legislation adding higher tax rates for wealthier Delawareans is unlikely to get a floor vote again this year.


Sarah Mueller

Gov. John Carney, state lawmakers and educators celebrated the Joint Finance Committee’s decision last week to add additional funding for low-income students and English Language Learners.

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Gov. John Carney met with the current and ex-president of the Odyssey Charter School board weeks before the school was placed on formal review.


Sarah Mueller

More Delaware state workers can now collectively bargain for higher wages. Gov. John Carney signed legislation Thursday allowing state workers to bargain for working conditions and wages at the same time.


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Some Delaware lawmakers want to reinstate capital punishment in the First State.

Senate President Pro Tem David McBride (D-Hawk's Nest) is defending himself against critics claiming he reneged on a promise to allow a floor vote on all gun control bills.

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Gov. John Carney is declining to say whether he retains confidence in Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps.


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Lawmakers are considering legislation to give school boards more autonomy to raise tax rates after another series of failed referendums statewide. Gov. John Carney is weighing in on legislation that would allow school districts to increase taxes for operating expenses without a referendum.


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