Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – April 17, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Bentz reverses course: Pot bill to get full public hearing Bentz, Dems refuse to allow public comment on marijuana bill Middletown residents fight to stop warehouse construction Seaford test scores improve with focus on science of reading Red Clay board votes to do compliance review of Wilmington Charter Culture UDance hopes to break fundraising …

Contentious right-to-know school bill likely to fail in committee

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  A bill that would require schools to publish information about what’s being taught and what materials are being used sparked a lively debate in committee. Photo by Unsplash.   For a hot second, it looked like a bill that would require schools to tell the public exactly what materials are being used for teaching, among other things, was going …

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 …

Rep. David Bentz announces he won’t run for re-election

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Rep. David Bentz   Rep. David Bentz, D-Christiana, announced Tuesday that he won’t run for re-election in 2022. “For the past six years, I’ve had the privilege and honor to serve the residents of the 18th District in the House of Representatives,” he said in a press release issued by the House Democratic Caucus. “Starting out as a legislative aide …