Delaware House passes charter school rules change

Delaware Public Media · May 20, 2017 · James Dawson Charter schools may soon no longer be able to use a five-mile radius surrounding the location as a screening tool for their student body. Instead, a charter would be able to use the school district in which it resides as an enrollment preference. But the bill […]

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Budget battle heats up for lawmakers

Delaware State News · May 13, 2017 · Matt Bittle DOVER — With 47 days left before the fiscal year ends, the General Assembly still has a way to go to erase a gap of nearly $400 million between projected revenue and spending. Lawmakers recently took another step toward solving the problem by introducing legislation […]

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Delaware marijuana legalization bill approved by committee

Newsworks · May 11, 2017 · Zoë Read Delaware took another step toward becoming the ninth state to approve recreational marijuana up to an ounce for those over 21. The General Assembly’s House Revenue and Finance Committee voted 10-2 Wednesday to release legislation to legalize recreational cannabis. However, it could take much longer to get […]

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Delaware House votes in favor of death penalty

Newsworks · May 10, 2017 · Zoë Read Delaware is on its way to restoring the death penalty after the state’s high court ruled it unconstitutional last year. The House voted 24-16 Tuesday to reinstate capital punishment. The legislation must now pass in the Senate before it hits Gov. John Carney’s desk. Last year, Delaware’s […]

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Delaware House passes bill reinstating death penalty

The News Journal · May 9, 2017 · Matthew Albright Despite the impassioned pleas of several of its members, the House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would bring the death penalty back to Delaware. The bill now heads to the Senate, where supporters of capital punishment face a tougher vote. And it remains uncertain […]

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Some Democrats not in favor of parts of Carney’s budget

WDEL · May 4, 2017 · Joe Izizarry Two lawmakers agree with many educators that the Governor John Carney’s budget hits education too hard. Representative J.J. Johnson would like to see the issue with Wilmington schools be resolved. “This latest proposal with WEIC was the best,” said Johnson. “I’m very disappointed that the state can […]

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State employees protest Carney budget

Delaware State News · April 25, 2016 · Matt Bittle DOVER — “Enough is enough!” That was the rallying cry for approximately 40 state government employees at a news conference Tuesday to protest what they claim is poor treatment by the state. Gov. John Carney has called for raising their health care costs, possibly with […]

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