The 2024 school board elections in Delaware are Tuesday, May 14, with polls opening at 7 a.m.

Polls open Tuesday for school board elections

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Only 16 candidates will compete for a school board seat this year when the polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.  In a year that already had fewer races than normal, candidates have been dropping out since qualifying, narrowing the field. Seven of Delaware’s 19 school districts have school board elections, with polls open until 8 p.m.  Preliminary results are expected …

Anna Shvets

Committee OKs bill requiring insurance companies to pay for abortions

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would require Medicaid and other health insurance plans to cover abortion services passed the House Health & Human Development Committee with all Democrats and one Republican voting for it. House Bill 110, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-Newcastle, would make sure that Medicaid and state insurers don’t require deductibles, coinsurances, copayments or any other cost-sharing requirement for …

Seaford mayor pushes back against AG’s fetal remains lawsuit

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines, Health

Seaford Mayor David Genshaw says the ordinance has nothing to do with a woman’s right to get an abortion. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Tuesday filed suit against the City of Seaford in the state’s Court of Chancery over an ordinance relating to the manner by which abortion clinics must dispose of fetal remains.  Now, Seaford’s mayor and city …

Pro-business group, ACLU to rally to open police misconduct records

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware will rally in Dover to support bills that would create transparency of policy records. Photo by Brian K. Leonard.     UPDATE: This rally has been postponed to Monday Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. A business group that promotes government transparency plans to hold a rally at Legislative Hall to advocate for the passage of …

Democratic State Senate, House leaders announce redistricting plans

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

  This is what Delaware’s state House and Senate districts look like now.   Democratic leaders on Friday announced some of their plans to complete House and Senate redistricting by the Nov. 7 deadline the General Assembly set for itself in June.  They did not set a date for the special session, which will be required to approve the redrawn …

Little is being said about state redistricting, despite calls for transparency

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

League of Women Voters proposed redistricting of Sussex County. Delaware’s state House and Senate districts must be redrawn and approved by Nov. 7, but legislative leaders have yet to announce a date to convene a special session to vote on the new district lines.  In August, a broad coalition of community organizations sent an open letter calling on Democratic House …