8 bills are ready to be signed into law after passing through the Senate Thursday.

8 bills pass Senate, ready to become Delaware law

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Eight bills were discussed and passed through the Senate Thursday and are heading to Gov. John Carney’s desk for signature in what is the last week of the legislative session. Here’s what is set to become law: House Bill 65, also sponsored by  Rep. Debra Heffernan, D-Brandywine Hundred South, provides state employees who suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth or other loss, …

Sen. Eric Buckson opposed a bill that would allow students to take mental health days.

Senator opposes mental health days for students

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Republican senator believes Delaware’s youth needs to toughen up so they aren’t lost in the world when they grow up.  Sen. Eric Buckson, R-Dover, said in Wednesday’s Senate Education Committee meeting that anxiety is a vital part in a child’s development, and he was opposed to a bill that would allow students to take mental health days.  House Bill …

Mental health was a theme of three bills in the House Education Committee.

Student ‘mental health days’ bill among 5 on way to House 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A busy day in the House Education Committee Wednesday – headlined by a law that would give students mental health days – ended with five bills sent to the full House.  House Bill 3, sponsored by House Majority Leader Rep. Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear, provides for excused absences for the mental or behavioral health of a student. It requires any student …