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Gov. John Carney is imposing new restrictions on Delawareans to try to slow the increasing spread of coronavirus.

 

The new restrictions focus on limitiing public and private gatherings.

 


 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney and State Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay blame a recent spike in COVID cases to indoor social gatherings - and floated the idea of adding new COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday.


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After winning re-election, Gov. John Carney announces some changes as he enters his second term.

 

Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney easily wins re-election over Republican Julianne Murray.

Carney won by over 100,000 votes to earn a second term, and lead a Democratic sweep of statewide races in the First State.

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A settlement was announced Monday in the high-profile lawsuit filed by NAACP, ACLU and other education advocates seeking to overhaul Delaware’s school funding system to better assist disadvantaged students.

Contributor Larry Nagengast has been covering this case and the issues associated for some time now – and this week examines the settlement itself and what it means.


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One of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) was previously pardoned by Gov. John Carney (D-DE).

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COVID-19 cases are slowly rising in Delaware, with young adults pushing the numbers higher, according to state officials.

 


Gov. Carney recently earmarked $20 million to help fill broadband deserts throughout the First State. Part of that effort is now underway:

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Delaware’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic took center stage as candidates for governor faced off for the first time this election season during a candidates forum.

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State health officials say Delaware is prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once one gets federal approval.


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The organizers of last weekend’s outdoor rodeo event in Bridgeville now face charges and fines. The large event, reportedly attended by hundreds if not thousands, violated coronavirus State of Emergency gathering limits.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus metrics in Delaware remain largely flat, but state officials are noting a slight increase in cases in certain areas of the state. 


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Candidate Conversations are part of Delaware Public Media’s 2020 Election coverage, and the Delaware Debates we are producing again this fall with the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication.

Among the races we are examining is the race for Governor– and in this interview, Democratic incumbent Gov. John Carney.


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Gov. John Carney signed an executive order Thursday creating a fund for people whose homes were affected by recent storms.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney and the state Election Commissioner addressed fears over the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to handle mail-in ballots for upcoming elections during the Governor’s weekly briefing Wednesday. 


Delaware Public Media

Delawareans struggling to pay rent or mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic will get some help soon.

 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delaware is back on several northeast states’ travel advisory lists. And Gov. John Carney is not happy.


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Delaware's COVID-19 numbers are improving slightly, enough to get the state off travel advisiory lists for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut Tuesday.  Those states added Delaware to their lists a week ago.

But the First State is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak at one of its prisons, Sussex Correctional Institution.

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Delaware State Police has its first female superintendent. 

Lt. Col. Melissa Zebley takes over command of the department following Col. Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.’s retirement.  

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Delaware is on three lists Gov. John Carney doesn’t believe the state belongs - 14-day self-quarantine lists for travel to New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

 

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Tuesday, June 30 was the last day of the legislative session and fiscal year, and Delaware a signed budget - albeit a very different one than proposed in January.

 

 

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Gov. Carney announced last week he is delaying a move to Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan. Today, he's expected to address what's next in the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Delaware State University professor believes Gov. John Carney made the right call putting Phase 3 of Delaware’s reopening plan on hold.

 

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Gov. John Carney says Delaware will wait a little longer before moving to Phase 3 of its reopening plan.  

 

 

Delaware House passes FY21 operating budget

Jun 24, 2020
Tom Byrne / Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s Fiscal Year 21 operating budget is heading to Gov. John Carney’s desk.  House lawmakers passed the $4.52 billion spending plan in a 40-1 vote Wednesday.

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The State senate confirmed a new Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Tuesday.

Delaware gets some more good news about its financial picture.

 

The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council’s (DEFAC) June forecast adds to the state’s bottom line this fiscal year and in FY 2021.

 

Sarah Mueller

The agency at the heart of Delaware’s coronavirus response will undergo a leadership change this summer. 

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is leaving.

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Delaware is now in Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

The state's COVID-19 related death toll has reached 423, while some of the key indicators it tracks to measure where Delaware stands with the spread of the virus are trending down.

Police have released additional information about the arrests of several protesters — and detention of a journalist — Tuesday night.

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