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Legislative Wrap Up

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:19:54 GMT

Three bills were introduced March 22 aimed at increasing voter turnout and encouraging more people to participate in the electoral process. House Bill 90, sponsored by Rep. David Bentz, D-Newark/Bear, would allow residents to cast ballots before Election Day.

HB 82

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:41:45 GMT

Sections 1-4 clarify the type of supervised experience applicants are required to obtain in order to be qualified for licensure and eliminates the requirement that reciprocal applicants be certified by a national organization prior to being qualified for licensure. Additionally, section 2 eliminates a pending criminal charge as a basis to deny licensure.

HB 64

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:43:40 GMT

Mothers who give birth to monoamniotic twins are often hospitalized as early as 26 weeks into the pregnancy due to the risk of complications of having twins share a single amniotic sack. Mothers who give birth to multiples of 3 or more often have the same issue of requiring extensive medical pre-natal care.

HB 62

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:06:36 GMT

This Act amends the City of Harrington Charter to impose term limits on Mayor and Council Members . Further, the City Charter is amended to allow without voter approval the term on debt to be up to 40 years, which is the standard term for USDA loans; and to allow refinancing of debt without voter approval if it saves the City money by reducing the term or interest rate on the debt.

Del. mother: "A lot of people think a pill is just a pill."

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:41:03 GMT

State officials are proposing revisions to Delaware's insurance code to ensure that people struggling with substance abuse and addictions get the treatment they need. One bill requires insurers to provide coverage for medically necessary inpatient treatment for substance abuse.

When it comes to healthcare, patient access to care is essential. That was the resounding echo in...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:16:58 GMT

Sitting down for a roundtable discussion on healthcare are Joel Vanini, Sherin Howett, Sally Dowling and Kristine Griffin. SUBMITTED PHOTO When it comes to healthcare, patient access to care is essential.

Delaware officials eye substance abuse insurance coverage

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:02:01 GMT

State officials are proposing revisions to Delaware's insurance code to ensure that people struggling with opioid addiction get the treatment they need. Attorney General Matt Denn on Wednesday also called for the creation of a new oversight committee to help identify and target medical providers who are overprescribing prescription painkillers.

HB 23

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:15:05 GMT

This Act requires that any student over the age of 16 who wishes to leave school prior to graduation must obtain the written consent of the parent or guardian, and attend an exit interview where information is supplied regarding the likelihood of diminished earning potential and the increased likelihood of unemployment associated with dropping out. The school is also directed to explore whether there are support services, interventions or programs that might assist the student in remaining enrolled.

HB 48

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:29:53 GMT

This bill fixes a drafting error in Senate Bill 198 of the 148th General Assembly that inadvertently made it harder for juveniles to get mandatory expungements by adding the term 'violent misdemeanor' as an excepting factor that would prevent a youth from receiving an expungement. Previously, violent misdemeanors were never included in the state's statute regarding mandatory expungements.

Officer-Involved Shooting in Ocean View: Suspect Shot, Delaware Officer Hit by Car

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:02:24 GMT

A Delaware officer and an adult male suspect are in the hospital tonight after a police chase crossed state lines and ended in an officer-involved shooting in Sussex County. Delaware State Police are handling the investigation of the shooting, which took place shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Pine Grove Lane in the Ocean View area.

HB 68

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:47:28 GMT

This bill amends the Charter of the City of Delaware City. Section 1 aligns the City of Delaware City's Charter Section 8-04 with the law of the State of Delaware, HB 395, by setting the maximum deadline for registration at 30 days prior to a municipal election, special election, and referenda.

Groundbreaking congresswoman on race, gender and the Joe Biden Hybrid

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:29:34 GMT

Delaware may boast that it is the First State, but only last November did it elect a woman to Congress for the first time, the 48th state to do so. Lisa Blunt Rochester also became the first African American elected to Congress from the state.

Del. leaders call on governor to protect immigrants and their families

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:22:44 GMT

Thursday morning, leaders from all over the state met in Wilmington to ask for the Governor's help to protect immigrants and their families from deportation. "We must resist we must fight," says Maria Matos, the President of The Latin American Community Center.

Gov. Carney Announces New Director of Office of Early Learning

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:54:31 GMT

DOVER, Del. Governor John Carney announced today Kimberly Krzanowski as the new executive director of the Delaware Department of Education's Office of Early Learning.

Del. governor has not received listed COAD demands, office says

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 02:58:35 GMT

Neither the Delaware Department of Corrections nor the office of Governor John Carney has received a copy demands listed by a correctional officers' union, says a spokesperson for Governor Carney. The list released Tuesday by the Correctional Officers' Association of Delaware includes 16 demands, including salary restructuring for all COAD officers and ending an agreement between the DOC and ACLU to end.

Housing Fund Allocates $5.5 Million for Kent, Sussex Counties

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:27:18 GMT

Nine projects statewide will receive $5.5 million from Delaware's Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund to address vacant, abandoned or foreclosed properties, Governor John Carney announced this week, joined by Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi and elected officials and community leaders from across Delaware. "This funding will directly help families, cities and towns across Delaware become stronger.

Three More Flu-related Deaths in Delaware; 8 so Far This Season

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:53:22 GMT

DOVER , Del.- State health officials say three more flu-related deaths have been reported in Delaware. Delaware's Division of Public Health said the fatalities bring the total number of flu-related deaths for the 2016-2017 season to eight.