hunting game birds sunday

Hunting game birds on Sunday one pen stroke away from legal

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Sunday fun day for outdoor sportsmen and women may soon include hunting game birds, if House Bill 271 is signed by Gov. John Carney. Currently, section 712 of Title 7 of the Delaware Code prohibits the hunting of any game birds or game animals, except deer, on Sundays.  It passed the Senate Tuesday with 20 votes. One senator was absent. …

One bill would authorize medical personnel to assist on injured police dogs.

Police dogs, animal shelter bills pass Senate committee

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Furry friends took over the conversation in the Senate Health and Social Services Meeting Wednesday. Senate Bill 117, sponsored by Senate Minority Whip Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, aims to protect and treat police dogs who are injured in the line-of-duty. SB 117 would authorize paramedics and other EMS providers to provide medical care to police dogs who were hurt at the …

A bill headed to the governor would raise unemployment rates $50 a week.

Rise in unemployment pay heads to Carney’s desk

Shannon C. KeithGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would increase unemployment payments by $50 a week is headed to Gov. John Carney’s desk after essentially skating through the General Assembly. The Delaware Senate passed House Bill 49 Thursday.  It also will allow the state to use the Delaware Unemployment Trust Fund to pay employer shares of that raise, but only for 2023. The rise will …

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Del. minimum wage to increase Jan. 1 and not everyone is happy about it

Charlie MegginsonBusiness, Government, Headlines

Delaware’s minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour Saturday. (Getty Images/Darren415) With Delaware’s minimum wage set to increase from $9.25 per hour to $10.50 per hour beginning Jan. 1, some are still sounding the alarm bell for the impacts such a move will have on small businesses — and consumers, too.  The adjustment is the first of four gradual …