Energy bills about council, net metering head to House floor

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Energy bills pertaining to the Governor‚Äôs Energy Advisory Council and how much those who own solar panels can claim back on month power bills were both released by the House Natural Resources Committee Thursday. Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro, wasn‚Äôt happy with either. Senate Bill 310: Governor‚Äôs Energy Advisory Council Sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Newark, SB 310 updates the Governor‚Äôs …

Bill aims to reduce regulatory burden on small businesses

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A proposed bill in the House of Representatives would require state agencies to consider the burden new regulations would impose on businesses and take steps to minimize those impacts. Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, before adopting a new regulation, state agencies would be required to complete an economic impact statement. The statement would identify affected businesses, determine the cost of …

Republican lawmakers to Carney: ‚ÄėEnd the mandates, restore normality‚Äô

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Twelve Republican state representatives on Tuesday sent an open letter to Gov. John Carney asking that he reconsider mask mandates in state buildings and schools and stop advocating for COVID-19 booster shots. They encouraged the Democratic governor to promptly end all pandemic-related restrictions, return state workers to their normal places of employment, and ‚Äúrestore normality‚ÄĚ for all Delawareans. The legislators …