Commentary: Paradee did right thing on DE Turf legislation

Thank you Sen. Paradee for writing an excellent Opinion piece on the issues behind DE Turf and the SB 178 bill you sponsored. (“Paradee pushes back against ‘false narrative’” Nov. 3). I am sure it was a difficult decision to so publicly demand that Levy Court postpone action on the room tax legislation until you […]

Speak Out: Legislative changes afoot in Delaware?

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Rep. Danny Short and Tim Dukes regarding House Bill 136, a proposed constitutional amendment to end the last legislative day of the session at 7 p.m. The General Assembly could meet afterward in special session, but only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. An exception to the rule, […]

Commentary: Action needed to begin legislative reforms in Delaware

So, here we are again — another controversy over another piece of legislation passed on the last day of Delaware’s legislative session. This time it’s a bill dealing with a Kent County lodging tax, a proposal that was approved by both legislative chambers in less than 20 minutes late on a Sunday afternoon. Last year, […]

Speak Out: DOJ seeking increase

The Delaware Department of Justice is seeking about $3 million more, including 17 additional positions, for the upcoming fiscal year, Attorney General Kathy Jennings told budget officials Wednesday. The Office of Management and Budget is currently in the midst of the annual fall budget hearings, where about 30 state agencies and organizations present their asks […]

Letter to the Editor: The need for good, transparent government

I am challenging all of my colleagues in Dover to join me in reforming Delaware’s lawmaking process. I am asking them to join me in supporting rule changes that disallow last-minute votes on bills that have not been adequately vetted. I am asking them to support rule changes that disallow the use of “suspension of […]

Speak Out: Paradee pushes back

Readers reacted to a Sunday commentary by Sen. Trey Paradee where he took exception to reports about his family’s involvement in legislation that would allow Kent County Levy Court to impose a hotel lodging tax and direct those revenues to the DE Turf. • Trey’s explanation is spot on. This legislation merely permits county council […]

Commentary: Paradee pushes back against ‘false narrative’

Numerous articles have been written in recent weeks about legislation that would allow Kent County Levy Court to impose a hotel lodging tax and direct those revenues to the DE Turf. Most have raised issues about my family’s involvement. Let me set the record straight. My parents raised three hard-working children: one became a lawyer […]

Speak Out: DE Turf meeting canceled

A controversial measure that would have established a lodging tax in Kent County and directed the proceeds to the DE Turf sports complex has been pulled back. Sen. Trey Paradee, D-Dover, announced Thursday afternoon he would ask Levy Court to delay a planned hearing on the tax set for Tuesday. A few hours later, the […]

Proposal would provide free tampons, pads to students

DOVER — Democratic legislators on Thursday announced they plan to file a bill that would require schools to provide free feminine hygiene products to students. The measure would mandate all public schools that serve students in grades six through 12, including charter schools, offer tampons and pads in women’s restrooms at no cost. “Period products […]

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to legalize marijuana in Delaware

Like many Delawareans, I am passionate about cannabis legalization. Per an October 2018 Pew Research Center poll, 62% of Americans support legalization, as do 69% of Democrats and 75% of independents who lean Democrat. Per a recent UD poll, over 60% of Delawareans support legalization. Our campaign has knocked on the doors of 1,500 Democratic […]

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