McGuiness’ lawyer asks state to pay him $550 an hour

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

  State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Updated on 10/18/21 at 5:02 p.m. to include the Delaware DOJ’s response to McGuiness’ petition. State Auditor Kathy McGuiness has requested the state foot the bill for her legal representation after being indicted on a slew of felony and misdemeanor corruption charges. In a separate motion, McGuiness’ attorney asked the court to sanction Attorney General …

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Newark assessing pavement conditions on all city streets

Ken Mammarella Government, Government & Politics, Headlines

Newark is inspecting street quality throughout the city. (City of Newark) Newark is performing a citywide pavement condition assessment and inspection project through Nov. 22. ARRB Systems will gather pavement condition data on all city-maintained roadways. The city will use this data to identify the streets most in need of repairs and to develop a multi-year paving and preservation plan. …

DSU, DNREC to work together on community outreach

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware State University will help the state’s environmental agency improve public outreach and community engagement with a two-year research project set to begin next month.  The university will hold town hall meetings on Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 to solicit input from community members on how DNREC can conduct effective outreach regarding regulatory actions and policies. The research project is …

Delaware sees more reports of rabid animals because state is testing more

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Health

  Another Delaware skunk was diagnosed with rabies Friday. Photo by Bryan Padron. When the state announced Friday that it had diagnosed another wild animal with rabies, it may have felt like déjà vu. The Delaware Division of Public Health already this spring and summer had announced that it had found rabies in two cats, a skunk, a deer and …

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Biden appoints Delaware’s former adjutant general to USO Board

Karen James Government, Headlines

AMONG RETIRED US. ARMY MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS “FRANK” D. VAVALA’S MANY PROJECTS IS HELPING FORM A MILITARY HIGH SCHOOL IN SUSSEX COUNTY. Photo by Capt. Brendan Mackie/U.S. Army A former adjutant general for the Delaware National Guard has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the Board of Governors for the USO. Retired US. Army Major General Francis “Frank” …

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Dems, others call for McGuiness to resign or take leave of absence

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness   Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives won’t pursue the impeachment of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness or encourage her to step down in the wake of her criminal indictment. That hasn’t stopped mounting calls for her resignation from fellow elected officials, community members and party leaders. McGuiness was indicted Monday on a slew of felony …

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Proposed House redistricting offers more changes than Senate

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Sussex County House districts will change a lot if proposed plan goes forward.   House Democratic leadership has released their proposed redistricting maps and Sussex County will pick up a seat — that of embattled Representative Gerald Brady, a Democrat from Wilmington. The House of Representatives will convene in a special session on Nov. 1 to finalize the maps that …

State COVID funds to provide bonuses for healthcare workers

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware will give hospitals, longterm care and state facilities $75 million to pay worker bonuses.   Delaware will spend more than $75 million of federal COVID-19 relief funds for hospitals, long-term care centers and state operated facilities to provide hiring and retention bonuses to workers. The money is aimed at alleviating staffing shortages in the medical field by enabling providers …

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Slaughter Beach mayor asks Dems to rethink moving town to new Senate district

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Slaughter Beach’s mayor said she’s fearful the town will lose progress it’s made on climate and infrastructure issues if it’s moved into a district that’s mostly Kent County.   If Senate Democrats have their way, the town of Slaughter Beach could become part of the 16th Senate District — and the mayor is not happy about it.  Democratic leaders in …

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Senate redistricting maps show few impactful changes

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  Most Senate districts will change some boundaries , but only slightly.   Democratic leaders in the State Senate have published draft maps of Delaware’s 21 Senate districts and announced a date for the legislature to consider a final redistricting bill.  The Senate will convene in a special session on Nov. 1 to finalize the maps that will define Delaware’s …