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Governor Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bills
With an incarceration rate higher than the national average, Delaware leaders hope some new proposed legislation can help fix the problem.
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Tue Jul 08, 2014
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Delaware politics: 5 races to watch
Politicians and would-be challengers have until noon today to register their name for a ballot spot in this September's primary elections and the Delaware politics: 5 races to watch Politicians and would-be challengers have until noon today to register their name for a ballot spot in this September's primary elections and the Check out this story ... (more)
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Markell visits Fort Miles, praises volunteer efforts
Gov. Jack Markell visited Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park June 19. Shown are Chaz Salkin, former director of Delaware State Parks; Ray Bivens, DSP current director; Markell; Dr. Gary D. Wray, president of Fort Miles Historical Association; FMHA board members Joe Kosaveach, John V.H. Roberts and Dan Lyons.
Sen. Carper Wants an Increase in Federal Gas Tax as Deadline Looms
Sen. Tom Carper has been calling for an increase in the federal gas tax for a number of years.
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Harold Gray confirmed to the PSC
Harold Gray confirmed to the PSC Harold Gray confirmed to the PSC Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1m9Ko9m The Delaware Senate has confirmed a new member of the Public Service Commission.
Delaware Governor to Sign Criminal Justice Bills
Gov. Jack Markell is set to sign three bills giving Delaware judges more sentencing discretion and criminal offenders more opportunities to get back on the right path.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Workers' Comp recommendations pass General Assembly
The Delaware Senate passed Workers' Compensation legislation June 25 to stop the large workers' compensation rate increases that are burdening Delaware businesses.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Cape May-Lewes Ferry at 50
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has been crossing the Delaware Bay for 50 years, but the idea of a crossing dates back to the 19th century.
New division replaces Medical Examiner's Office
The Attorney General's Office and Delaware State Police continue to investigate evidence tampering at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Division of Libraries signs agreement to ...
Gov. Jack Markell, the Delaware Division of Libraries on behalf of the Delaware Library Consortium, and Dover Air Force Base signed a Memorandum of Understanding June 23 establishing an agreement and partnership for collaboration to extend the capacity of library services in supporting community needs.
Gentleman Dave Small, natural resources and groundhogs
Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame announcer Chuck Thompson enjoyed getting to know the players he was talking about during live radio broadcasts.
Let freedom ring; pass fewer laws
As our nation continues to age and mature, evolve and adapt, and change, it's important to celebrate those core values of independence and freedom that led waves of people seeking them to come to this new land more than 300 years ago.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Drivers In DE Can Now Show Proof Of Auto Insurance On Phone
Can you show me proof of auto insurance? For drivers in Delaware, you can do now do that by pulling out your phone.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry celebrates 50 years
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry celebrated 50 years in service June 29 with a day of celebratory festivities at the Lewes terminal.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Delaware now allows electronic proof of auto insurance
Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart is alerting drivers in Delaware that Delaware law-enforcement officials now accept proof of auto insurance in physical or electronic format.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
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Legislature: Midnight finale preview
Legislature: Midnight finale preview Lawmakers complete a six-month session after midnight tonight in Dover, with the budget and casino bailout on agenda.
Tribute honoring Dr. Orlando George nets $154,378 for student scholarships
Gov. Jack Markell presents retiring Del Tech President Dr. Orlando J. George Jr. with the prestigious Order of the First State Award.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
House Passes Bill Restricting Lawmaker Lobbyists
The state House has given final legislative approval to a bill prohibiting former members of the General Assembly from working as paid lobbyists for one year after leaving office.
Bikeway's completion a real treasure
Kudos to Gov. Jack Markell, former Rep. John Schroeder, DNREC Secretary Collin O'Mara, former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, former DNREC Secretary John Hughes and the many others responsible for the long awaited completion of the Gordons Pond Trail that completes the 15-mile regional trail loop connecting Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.
Delaware officials eye medical marijuana license
As a lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper seeks to run Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary, state officials are trying to keep a lid on the negotiations, and a judge has scheduled a hearing next week in a legal battle that could decide who ultimately runs the operation.