To-go alcohol, certified nursing assistant bills fly through House

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to permanently allow the sale of to-go alcoholic beverages by restaurants and another to allow the secretary of health to change nursing assistant certification requirements both passed in the state House by wide margins Thursday.  The to-go alcohol bill was amended to change the kind and quantity of alcohol allowed to be sold. House Bill 280, sponsored by …

Some patients being transferred to nursing homes will be COVID-positive

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

On average, one out of every four Delawareans who tests for COVID-19 is testing positive, Gov. John Carney said during his weekly briefing Tuesday afternoon.  That is, in part, a result of increased testing in the state — although Carney also blamed the surge on holiday gatherings and the highly contagious omicron variant.  Approximately half of the state’s cases are …

Delaware Gov. John Carney

Biden appoints Carney to bipartisan governors council

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware Gov. John Carney Gov. John Carney has been appointed to a national Council of Governors by President Joe Biden. The two have known each other for decades. The Council of Governors is designed to link state and federal authorities in dealing with emergencies, disasters, homeland defense, defense support for civil authorities and matters pertaining to the National Guard. The …

Delaware Gov. John Carney

Carney deploys Delaware National Guard to D.C.

Betsy Price Government, Government & Politics, Headlines, Milford-live

  Gov. John Carney said on his Facebook page Thursday morning that he’s deploying Delaware National Guard members to Washington, D.C. Carney said he had talked to District of Columbia authorities and the National Guard will “support law enforcement and ongoing security efforts after the breach at the Capitol.” After a mob breeched barricades and broke into the U.S. Capitol …