rescue dog picture, Sam Haut

Rescue dog made Delaware’s official state pup

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

In front of the Delaware Humane Animal Partners building in Wilmington and a crowd of 45 people, Governor John Carney made the rescue dog the state’s permanent official state dog. The bill to do it was sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-Stanton/Newport.  “It only takes one visit inside to tug at your hearts, right? And it’s not just dogs, it’s …

Taxes

Bill to give low-wage workers lower taxes moves on

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A House finance committee released a bill that ultimately will allow low-wage earners to keep more of their money, a move that will cost the state 10s of millions every year. House Bill 89, sponsored by Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, would do three things: Increase the amount of refunded tax from 4.5% to 7.5% for low-wage earners who meet the …

Minimum wage bill sponsor condemns last-minute amendments to bill

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

    The bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage is set for its final stop on the General Assembly roller coaster Thursday before being sent to the governor. And when it comes up in the House of Representatives, so will nine amendments filed since June 10, most by Republicans opposed to raising minimum wage to $15 by 2025. They would …