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HB 228

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:46:52 GMT

This Act amends the Kent County Tax Increment Financing Act to allow Kent County to determine the date as of which the adjusted assessed value and the original assessed value of the property in the TIF District designated by Kent County will be determined for the purposes of the Kent County Tax Increment Financing Act.

Widow of slain officer honored at Muslim community dinner

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:26:01 GMT

The wife of a slain Delaware state trooper was honored at a dinner hosted by members of Delaware's Muslim-American community. The Wilmington News Journal reports that the event to celebrate law enforcement was held Wednesday after sundown outside the Tarbiyah School in Newark.

HB 188

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:58:22 GMT

Criminal and administrative enforcement of laws and ordinances relating to the condition of real property and abatement of violations thereof is a significant expense of local governments. The growing number of vacant and abandoned properties has increased these costs to local governments.

HB 187

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:01:23 GMT

With the implementation of land banks in the State of Delaware, an increasing number of vacant and abandoned properties will be brought to sheriff's sales. Many of these parcels will be dilapidated and require investment to render the house habitable.

Veterans Want Easier Access to Medical Marijuana for PTSD in Delaware

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:03:59 GMT

A group of veterans on Thursday demonstrated outside of Legislative Hall on Thursday, calling for Delaware lawmakers to pass a bill removing a requirement that a psychiatrist sign a recommendation on an application to treat post-traumatic stress disorder with medical marijuana. The group of veterans laid 22 body bags---minus actual bodies---outside of the statehouse to symbolize veterans who kill themselves each day.

HA 2HB 187

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:58:54 GMT

This amendment removes the condition that a bidder may not own property that has been subject to fines, penalties or abatements of violations within the past 24 months in order to receive a prequalification certificate. This amendment also requires that a prequalified bidder can only assign a successful bid to those who satisfy the prequalification criteria.

Delaware Budokan's Scudieri inducted into Hall of Honors

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:37:23 GMT

They consider it "the Academy Awards of Martial Arts." And, if that's the case, Delaware Budokan's Hanshi Philip M. Scudieri can consider himself an "Oscar" winner.

Amid Budget Gridlock, Delaware House Panel Approves Proposed Income Tax Increase

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:11:44 GMT

A House committee has voted overwhelmingly to send a bill raising income taxes on Delawareans to the full House for a vote. The legislation considered by the committee on Wednesday raises income tax rates across the board, eliminates itemized deductions while increasing the standard deduction, and creates a new tax bracket for income above $150,000.

HA 1HB 190

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:51:28 GMT

This amendment adds a reporting requirement from DEDO and from DNREC every 2 years. DEDO is directed to provide a comprehensive report on the economic impact of this Act, and DNREC will report on environmental effects.

HB 8

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:21:42 GMT

This bill seeks to expand the eligibility criteria for the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program by including the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia and permitting a second referral to the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program where the first referral occurred more than 18 months ago and was not a referral for the same offense.

HA 7HB 190

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:57:03 GMT

This Amendment clarifies the limited scope of permissible bulk product transfer activity allowed under this Act.

HA 3HB 190

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:58:03 GMT

This amendment establishes that to demonstrate financial assurance regarding the ability to prevent or contain and remediate environmental contamination, a conversion permit applicant must submit a concept plan to DNREC for approval.

HA 3HB 226

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:55:39 GMT

This amendment incorporates specific requirements into the Code regarding the contents of the conflict of interest policy for the Public/Private Partnership and requiring that any person found to have violated the conflict of interest policy shall be removed from that person's position.

Governor Carney announces agreement to increase correctional officer pay

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:16:50 GMT

Governor John Carney and the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware are announcing an agreement to raise starting salaries for Delaware's correctional officers along with studying more changes to help recruit and keep officers, and cut the use of mandatory overtime across the state's correctional system. Governor Carney says, "This agreement represents a significant step forward in addressing our staffing challenges at the Department of Correction.

Dover man waiting extradition after connection to burglaries

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:51:36 GMT

Police say that a Dover man is awaiting extradition for several burglaries in the Dover area as well as other areas in Delaware. During the week of April 20-27, Dover Police say they investigated three burglaries and one attempted burglary at area convenience stores.

Sen. Carper: Proposed health care act could affect thousands in Delaware

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:41:34 GMT

A call for change on the current health care legislation on Capitol Hill. That's the goal Delaware U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is trying to achieve and the reason behind Monday's press conference in Dover, among other state officials.

Delaware panel give lawmakers final revenue forecast

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:24:27 GMT

Delaware lawmakers are getting the final word on how much money they will have to spend in the budget for the fast-approaching new fiscal year. The panel that sets Delaware's official revenue forecast is updating its projections Monday for the current fiscal year and the fiscal year starting July 1. Last month's estimates left Democratic Gov. John Carney and lawmakers facing an estimated $382 million shortfall between expected revenue and expected expenses for fiscal 2018, based on current-year funding.