Legislators take no action on Delaware Tech funding bill

  DOVER — Legislation that would direct millions more to Delaware Technical Community College for capital improvements did not receive a vote Thursday. Although the bill was listed on the agenda, senators did not debate the measure on the floor after returning from closed-door meetings that lasted more than two hours. The proposal, unveiled Wednesday […]

Senate OKs raising age to buy tobacco, vape products

DOVER — The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the age to buy tobacco and vape products from 18 to 21. The measure now goes to the House. The legislation, which passed 14-6 with one senator absent, would bar 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds from buying cigarettes, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes and related […]

State could soon give electoral votes to winner of national popular vote

DOVER — Legislation that would give Delaware’s three electoral votes to the presidential candidate who gets the most votes nationwide rather than in the First State is poised to become law. By a 24-17 vote, the House on Thursday sent the bill to Gov. John Carney, who has said he will sign it. Two Democrats […]

Presidential national popular vote bill moves to House

  DOVER — The Delaware Senate passed legislation Thursday that would tie the state’s three votes for president to the winner of the national popular vote rather than the candidate who gets the most votes in the First State. The bill was approved 14-7, with every Democrat and two Republicans backing it. It now goes […]

Kent County Regional Planning Commission chairman replaced

DOVER — Albert W. “Bill” Holmes Jr. was replaced on Kent County’s Regional Planning Commission (RPC) last week after 24 years of service. Newly- elected 2nd district Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Jeffery Hall (D) decided to appoint Colonial School District teacher and Dover resident Peter Servon on the RPC rather than keep Mr. Holmes […]

Milford to hold city council elections in April

Seven candidates for city council have filed with the city of Milford as they prepare for upcoming elections. Cindy Schofield, Former Mayor Daniel Marabello and Samuel J. Passwaters, III have filed for Chris Mergner’s seat representing the first ward. “At this time, I have elected to not seek another term for city councilman Ward 1 […]

Delaware lawmakers seek to raise age to buy tobacco products

DOVER — Delaware lawmakers are proposing to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. A bill introduced Wednesday would apply to all tobacco products and tobacco substitutes, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices. The legislation also eliminates an existing provision allowing a parent or guardian to buy tobacco for an underage […]

Delaware Democrats strongly oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

DOVER — Some of Delaware’s top officials are blasting President Donald Trump’s recent declaration of a national emergency that would allow him to redirect billions in federal funding to build a wall along the nation’s southern border. After Congress did not pass legislation providing $5 billion for construction of a border wall, the White House […]

State attorney general touts reforms for justice system

WILMINGTON — Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings said Monday she has outlined reforms aimed at providing a more “fair and equal” criminal justice system for the state. Citing incarceration and recidivism rates that outstrip the national average, an unprecedented opioid epidemic, and what she called a groundswell of public support for reform, a memo sent […]

Downtown development investments make impact

HARRINGTON — More than $1.8 million has been invested in downtown Harrington to date thanks, in part, to funding made available through the state’s Downtown Development District program. Gov. John Carney, Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi and local leaders came together Wednesday morning at Main Street Café in Harrington for a roundtable […]