DelawareLive Feb 4

DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – February 4, 2024

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Review Includes: Cost of weight-loss drugs for state employees hits taxpayers Reybold builds retail center near St. Andrews Delaware chefs embrace everything bagel seasoning Dover committee will look at ways to help city’s homeless JFC praises DSU aviation, says it should upgrade facilities Sanford defeats Howard behind big third quarter Click on the image below to read the …

handicap parking

Committee OKs bill to increase fines for handicapped parking

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would increase the number of handicapped parking spaces, update guidelines for them and increase fines for illegally parking in them is headed to the House floor. The House Health & Human Development on Wednesday OK’d House Bill 175, sponsored by Rep. Deshanna Neal, D-Elsmere, is designed to force sites to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. …

Elsa Olofsson, marrijuana in workplace

Marijuana banned from Delaware workplaces after legalization

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

With the legalization of recreational marijuana, workplaces in Delaware will now have to contend with the increased usage that will bring. In response to the bills, the state of Delaware implemented a new policy  May 3 for all executive branches to ban smoking or being under the influence of marijuana, similar to the use of alcohol. Claire DeMatteis, secretary of …

The Delaware Chamber of Commerce recognized several state entities for their innovative and impactful programming. (Unsplash)

Del. Chamber honors Odyssey, Del Tech, others for innovation

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A First State college, high school and career development group have been recognized by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce for their innovative and impactful programming. Delaware Technical Community College, Odyssey Charter School and Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Inc. top the chamber’s 2023 Superstars in Education & Training awards, which have  been given out by the chamber since 1989.  Each …

Paid leave bill is a product of compromise, sponsor says

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The paid family and medical leave bill expected to be considered by the General Assembly this year includes changes from the original proposal that the sponsor says reflect compromises with stakeholders. The Healthy Delaware Families Act, more commonly referred to as the paid leave bill, would create a statewide insurance program to provide up to 80% of wages for eligible …