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Valerie Longhurst

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Delaware now has a state Equal Rights Amendment. The 16-word amendment bars discrimination based on sex.


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Delawareans with medical conditions like epilepsy, diabetes or PTSD can now have those conditions noted on their state ID or driver’s license.


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Gov. John Carney (D) is moving forward with his budget smoothing plan without state lawmakers.


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Legislation banning bump stocks and similar devices that make guns fire faster is now law.

Bill sponsor, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, said she started pushing for the bill after a shooter used bump stocks to kill 58 people at a country music concert in Las Vegas last year.

Longhurst said outdoor events like this week’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover now make her nervous.

“Is it going to solve everything," she said. "No, it’s not going to solve everything. But we took something off the streets that shouldn’t have been on the streets.”

Sarah Mueller

The Delaware House passed a state Equal Rights Amendment a day after it was amended and approved by the state Senate.

Sarah Mueller

Delaware took a historic step toward adding an Equal Rights Amendment to its constitution. The amendment finally cleared the state Senate.


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The Delaware State Senate again amended legislation banning devices that speed up the firing of firearms. It now goes back to the House - again.


First State lawmakers continue to debate legislation outlawing bump stocks.

House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst’s (D-Bear) bill bans the sale and possession of devices that speed up the firing of semiautomatic rifles. The revised bill now returns to the Senate.


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State senators plan to consider a bill removing guns from people in a mental health crisis Tuesday afternoon.


Legislation amending Delaware’s Constitution to ban discrimination based on sex is heading to the State Senate.


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