Delaware early voting and primary

Voters talk early or mail-in voting vs. in-person

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Election officials had said that they didn’t know how early voting and mail-in voting might affect the polls Tuesday during Delaware’s primary election. This is the first year that Delaware has allowed early voting. Mail-in voting was allowed in the 2022 elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers at several polling places reported that voter turnout was lighter than usual, …

Nicole Poore State Senator et al. posing for the camera

Paid family and medical leave ‘the law of the land’ in Delaware

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware has become the 11th state to offer a paid family and medical leave program to new parents, caregivers, and those with serious illnesses. Flanked by lawmakers and activists, Gov. John Carney on Tuesday signed Senate Substitute for Senate Bill 1 into law after a year-plus long campaign to gather support from stakeholders in government, labor and business. Employer and …

House OKs bill allowing PAs to prescribe abortion medication

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

    The Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to allow physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe abortion medications in Delaware. House Bill 320 passed along party lines.  Under federal regulations, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses are authorized to prescribe Mifepristone, Misoprostol, or Mifeprex for use within ten weeks of pregnancy.  Health …

State to change way nonprofits seek community redevelopment cash

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Among those receiving money from the state’s Community Redevelopment Fund this year are the Delaware Agricultural Museum, Brandywine Valley SPCA, Nanticoke Indian Museum and FAME Inc.’s STEM training lab. The Delaware Office of the Controller General is developing a standardized application for non-profits to request state grants from the 2023 Bond Bill’s Community Redevelopment Fund. It will change the customary …