A mini-Bond bill Delaware Senate Labor changes

Mini-Bond bill gets mired in Senate debate over labor changes

Shannon C. Keith Government, Headlines

A typically commonplace measure that would have added 17 projects to this year’s Bond and Capital Improvements funding got mired in controversy Tuesday over wording that required union and minority participation in four bids. That requirement in a four-project pilot program would mean that some minorities, including Hispanics, would be left out, Senate Republicans maintained. Rep. Jack Walsh, D-Newport/Stanton, sponsor …

Senate to meet Tuesday to seek advice on removing McGuiness

Charlie Megginson Government

    UPDATE: The Senate canceled this session and will seek advice. The State Senate will convene Tuesday to consider a resolution requesting the Delaware Supreme Court issue an advisory opinion on the General Assembly’s authority to remove beleaguered State Auditor Kathy McGuiness.  They will convene at 4 p.m. and the proceedings will be live-streamed on the General Assembly website.  …

McGuiness pleads not guilty; bail set at $50,000

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness pleaded not guilty to corruption charges Tuesday after turning herself in to authorities at the New Castle County Superior Court. McGuiness entered the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington alongside her attorney just before 10 a.m. State Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges against the auditor …